Unlike most of the spots where skyrail replaced level crossings on the Dandenong line, this area at Centre Road (Clayton South) has no station.
I happened to stop past there on the public holiday Monday and was interested to see the different groups using the space.
Overall it looks pretty clean. Note the graffiti mural on a nearby wall, but not on the skyrail supports themselves, which have official markings no doubt to discourage tagging.
Basketball areas seem to be well used.
Here’s a special dog off-leash area. I didn’t see anybody using it.
The Djerring trail (shared use path) seems popular with individuals and groups. This seemed to be a family all out together.
Centre Road here has two T-intersections, thanks to where the level crossing used to be. I was surprised they didn’t change this, but on the bright side, leaving the road layout as is means Djerring trail users only have to cross once to continue their journey. (Other footpath users may not be so lucky.)
Overall the space looks clean and well used by locals, and hopefully it’ll stay that way.
Over in Williamstown they’ve reached a decision point for the Ferguson Street level crossing removal: rail under, or rail over? Both have pros and cons, but the open space is something rail under simply can’t provide.
Meanwhile in other news, former PTV CEO (now Department of Transport head of services) Jeroen Weimar has resigned effective next month. He’ll leave some big shoes to fill.