Engineering

Our Team

We are a small but focused team of local Engineers with a wide variety of backgrounds. Unfortunately, we are doing this in our spare time and don’t have the kind of resources that Level Crossing Removal Authority (LXRA) can afford. We also don’t have access to the detailed information we assume is being generated by resources at the LXRA. So we have done our best to develop reasonable assumptions based on available information. We welcome input or corrections of errors, but would ask that everyone behave politely since we are working for free!

For questions comments or corrections, please contact us here.

We are always keen to broaden our engineering expertise. If you would like to join our team of experts, we would be pleased to hear from you.

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Engineering Mission

We understand how important it is to get publicly-funded infrastructure planning right as the public will be living with the consequences for decades to come. The line from Caulfield to Mordialloc opened in December 1881 and extended to Frankston in August 1882. The Frankston line was electrified in three stages between March and August 1922.

We are now living with infrastructure that has served the community needs for over 100 years. Public projects should be based on best meeting community needs for another 100 years, not the quickest solution. Well planned infrastructure serves the community, and sits within, not dominates, its surroundings.

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Core Design Assumptions

Design assumptions made on standard engineering practices, existing rail infrastructure and previous crossing removals carried out in Melbourne. ...more information.

Say NO To Sky Rail (Skyrail) - Frankston Line - Engineering Design Considerations

Design Considerations

General information about water, noise, utilities, and sand along the Frankston Line... ...more information.

Noise

Say NO To Sky Rail (Skyrail) - Frankston Line - Engineering - Noise Effects

Noise considerations and sound propagation

Utilities

Say NO To Sky Rail (Skyrail) - Frankston Line - Engineering

Dealing with underground service networks like electricity, communications and sewage.

Water

Water considerations and engineering myth-busting

Recent Posts

  • Carrum temporary rail by-passChanges to the Patterson River rail bridge would NOT require a closure of the Frankston line for up to six months
    A new road bridge connecting Station Street to Station Street over the Patterson River is planned. This can be used as a temporary rail by-pass whilst any changes to the Patterson River rail bridge […]
  • Carrum Boats only use the two mid spans.Carrum: Lowering the Patterson River rail bridge would NOT impact boat access.
    This effectively increases the distance from the Patterson River to McLeod Road. Additionally, the vertical gradient transition from level to – 2% (or more) can be achieved over the mid spans of the […]
  • Fact Sheet – Seaford Road
    Seaford Road Level Crossing Rail Under Road Another 8 level crossings on the Frankston Line are due to be removed. Three have already been grade separated with a Rail Under Road solution: Ormond, […]
  • Fact Sheet – Bonbeach & Carrum
    Bonbeach & Carrum Level Crossings Bondi Road, Carrum Station, Eel Race Road Rail Under Road Another 8 level crossings on the Frankston Line are due to be removed. Three have already been grade […]
  • Fact Sheet – Charman Road
    Charman Road Level Crossing Rail Under Road Another 8 level crossings on the Frankston Line are due to be removed. Three have already been grade separated with a Rail Under Road solution: Ormond, […]
  • Fact Sheet – Edithvale Road
    Edithvale Road Level Crossing Rail Under Road Another 8 level crossings on the Frankston Line are due to be removed. Three have already been grade separated with a Rail Under Road solution: Ormond, […]
  • Say NO To Sky Rail (Skyrail) - Frankston Line - EngineeringUtilities
    Relocation of utilities is a consideration on every large construction project and is business as usual. It is not the insurmountable problem represented in Government and LXRA’s media spin. We […]
  • Say NO To Sky Rail (Skyrail) - Frankston Line - WaterWater
    Updated 11/09/2016 1. Ground Water So far, our reviews of publicly available information have indicated that the approximate ground water levels are lower than the depth of excavation.  Where the […]
  • Say NO To Sky Rail (Skyrail) - Frankston Line - NoiseNoise
    Version 1, 23 May 2016 It is important to note that any form of grade separation is likely to reduce some of the existing rail noise as the need for boom gate bells, some train braking and some […]
  • Core Design Assumptions
    Return To Engineering Page (See also Site Specific Assumptions in the Crossing Proposals pages, links below) 1. Number of existing rail lines in place - two on the Frankston line, and three at […]