Electrification of Frankston Rail Line towards Mornington Peninsula
The proposal to electrify the existing Stony Point diesel rail line from Frankston Station towards the Mornington Peninsula, delivering faster and more reliable metropolitan rail services across the region, has been a long-standing priority for Frankston City Council.
The project will mean people living further up the line or from the Mornington Peninsula will be able to get on a train at Langwarrin or Baxter and commute directly to Monash University, Frankston Hospital and Frankston Private Hospital, Chisholm TAFE or directly into Melbourne.
In May 2018, the Australian Government committed $225 million to deliver the Frankston line extension. Subsequently, a preliminary business case investigating the project was undertaken by the Victorian Government and released in November 2020 and is available here.
Frankston City Council is urging Australian and Federal Governments to deliver a full business case with input from local Councils and stakeholders and to take responsibility for progressing the project as a priority in whatever form that may take.
Frankston City Council continues to advocate for improved public transport outcomes, including the proposed electrification of the rail line from Frankston Train Station towards the Mornington Peninsula, on behalf of Frankston City residents.
For the latest Council updates regarding the Frankston Rail Electrification project, keep an eye on our Latest News.