To catch a train, residents in parts of Langwarrin and Frankston South have to drive nearly 20 minutes to Frankston Station or face the Stony Point line, which only runs 10 services a day.
This is causing overcrowding at existing stations, with Frankston Station busier than any other terminus station in Melbourne.
Frankston City needs train services that connect to where residents live, study and work.
With 58% of travellers to Frankston Station coming from more than 20 minutes away, it’s no surprise car parking is getting out of hand. Every day, commuters have to battle each other just to find a park at the station, and the problem is getting worse.
We have a plan to fix this.
By electrifying the Stony Point line from Frankston towards the Mornington Peninsula, we can bring Metro services within reach of an additional 30,000 residents, significantly increase the number of car parks on the line and better connect major hubs like Frankston Hospital and Monash University.
The extension will include:
- Brand new stations at Leawarra, Langwarrin and Baxter
- Hundreds of extra car parks for commuters
- Metro services running to Baxter with increased frequency
- Better connections to Monash University and Frankston Hospital
A business case is under way
Planning works for this project have already started, with the state and federal governments funding a business case for the extension. This work is essential, but it’s only the first step.
We need state and federal politicians from all sides to commit to starting construction as soon as the business case comes through. Strong commitments are needed to give certainty to local residents and businesses, and ensure the project doesn’t get swept under the rug after the election.
How can you help?
Frankston City Council has been advocating strongly for this project, but we can’t do it alone.
If we’re going to convince politicians to take action, we need to show them that this project matters to residents and families in our community. Adding your voice will show local politicians that we need action on this project urgently.
You can do this by:
Signing up to receive updates on Council’s Future Frankston campaign below
Writing to your local Member of Parliament (State and Federal) and candidates expressing what this project will mean to you (and/or the community)
Spreading the word on social media by sharing posts by Council and using the hashtag #FutureFrankston