Frankston is a major metropolitan activity centre in Melbourne’s south-east, some 50 km from the city centre. It has a population of over 140,000 people.
To the east of Frankston, the Victorian Government is planning a major redevelopment of the Frankston Hospital. In addition, the campuses of both the Monash University and Chisholm TAFE are being redeveloped.
Buses serve the Frankston area, but these tend to have circuitous routes and poor integration with rail services. The Frankston Line provides rail access from Melbourne to the area and further south to the Mornington Peninsula. However, the line is not electriﬁed to the south of Frankston Station.
The initiative is for public transport connectivity improvements to, and through, Frankston. A wide range of options should be identiﬁed and assessed to determine the optimal solution. These options could include or potentially be a combination of:
- optimising the existing bus network
- increasing bus service frequency and coverage
- upgrades to rail services and infrastructure
These improvements should support major redevelopments to the east of Frankston.
These improvements should support major redevelopments to the east of Frankston. They should also consider active transport connectivity and parking requirements within the context of public transport improvements.