McIndoe Parade/Elm Grove pedestrian crossing - closure

The safety of the Parkdale community is important to us. That is why we have now closed McIndoe Parade/Elm Grove pedestrian rail crossing.

The McIndoe Parade pedestrian rail crossing has no bells or automatic gates. Numerous near misses at the crossing have been reported by train drivers and members of the public over the past three years.

Why have we closed this crossing?

We understand that the local Parkdale community values this crossing, however we have been advised by rail and safety experts to close this pedestrian rail crossing until it can be upgraded and made safe.

To keep the community safe, pedestrian crossings without appropriate safety measures are being phased out of the network or upgraded. 

Why can’t the crossing be upgraded?

While we envisage upgrading the crossing, these kinds of upgrades are complex and take time due to the amount of planning required.

A number of improvements would be needed to make this crossing safe, including upgrading the signal system and installing an active warning system, which includes bells and electronic gates.

We will need to wait until the completion of upgrades to the Frankston Line to understand what is needed to make the crossing work with the surrounding signalling infrastructure.

Nearest alternative crossings

We have now installed fencing at the crossing to keep the community safe and ensure people do not cross the rail corridor at this location.  

We ask that you use the alternative crossings and do not attempt to cross at this location.

Please use the Parkers Road or White Street pedestrian crossing to get to your destination.

Wayfinding signage is also on-site to support you to move around the area.

To stay up to date with the project or to get in touch with the project team, email [email protected]

McIndoe Parade nearest crossings

The nearest alternative pedestrian crossings are via Parkers Road and White Street.