23 March 2021
Updated Tuesday 23 March
The Victorian Government is investing $530 million in the second stage of the Hurstbridge Line duplication that will deliver further improvements, including more train services, less crowding on peak trains and better connections to public transport in Melbourne’s north east.
Works include building new modern stations at Greensborough and Montmorency, and duplicating the rail track between Greensborough and Montmorency and between Diamond Creek and Wattle Glen, to allow more trains to run more often.
New station and improved services:
- 7 minute services from Greensborough
- Better all-abilities access with wide foot paths, lifts and stairs 24 hour access across the rail corridor
- 5 Kiss and Ride bays – 4 on Para Road and 1 in the Poulter Avenue car park
- 13 bicycle hoops and bike storage facilities for 26 bikes
- Improved station facilities and more lighting, creating a safer station precinct
- Over 700 trees and 15,000 shrubs, grass, climbers and groundcovers
Greensborough station precinct
A feature of the new Greensborough Station is a covered pedestrian bridge and concourse making it easier to cross the rail corridor between Poulter Avenue and Para Road. This will improve connectivity between Para Road, the Plenty River Trail and the local Greensborough shopping precinct.
The covered pedestrian bridge will be accessible 24 hours a day. There will be 2 entry points into the new station, from both Para Road and Poulter Avenue.
A new station concourse will be built at street level on Para Road, providing an entrance to the station. The concourse will also have wider footpaths, reducing congestion and improving safety for commuters and pedestrians.
There will be improved all abilities access throughout the station precinct. The current long, steep ramps at Greensborough will be replaced with stairs and lifts down to the Poulter Avenue car park and the station platforms for easier access for all passengers. Passengers with a disability will also have access to clearly marked car spaces in the Poulter Avenue car park, close to the station entrance.
Bus facilities around the station precinct will also be improved as part of the government's commitment.
The new Greensborough station will have a concourse and station entry area which extends across the existing Para Road car park. The new pedestrian overpass will make it easier for commuters, pedestrians and cyclists to cross the rail corridor and get to Poulter Avenue Reserve to the east or the Greensborough shopping centre to the west.
The new Greensborough Station will meet Australian design standards for accessibility and mobility. The lifts to the pedestrian overpass and platforms will be big enough to accommodate mobility scooters, wheelchairs, and prams.
There will be a net gain of 40 new car parks at Greensborough Station.
There will also be 10 motorbike parking spaces plus 5 “Kiss and Ride” bays, with 4 on Para Road and one in the Poulter Avenue Car Park.
Bicycle hoops will be more than doubled to 13, as well as a new Parkiteer cage with 26 bike spaces.
Lighting and safety
Platforms and station entrances will have clear sight lines and open well-lit areas. There will be CCTV cameras on the platforms, at station entrances, and in the car parking close to the station.
Mid – Late 2019
- Site investigation
- Community consultation
- Site investigations
- Planning consultation
- Community consultation
- Station precinct layouts designs announced
- Enabling works begin
- Station designs released
- Construction begins
- Works complete
* Please note that the timeline above is subject to change.