30 April 2023
Your new Greensborough Station
The second stage of the Hurstbridge Line Duplication delivers further improvements for Melbourne’s north east, including more train services, less crowding on peak trains and better connections to public transport.
The new station will remain in the heart of the Greensborough precinct and improve connectivity between Para Road, the Plenty River Trail and the local Greensborough shopping precinct.
We’ve developed a design for the new Greensborough Station that not only reflects the character of the local area but, more importantly, factors in what you told us was important.
We heard strong preferences for a modern, natural design with natural and earthy tones and native vegetation.
We also heard the community wanted better pedestrian access, better connections between the station and surrounds, more parking and improved landscaping and vegetation.
More trains, more often
From Sunday 28 May 2023, there will be a new timetable on the Hurstbridge Line.
There will be an additional:
- Two early weekday AM services from Hurstbridge
- One AM peak service from Hurstbridge
- Two AM counter peak services from Flinders Street
- One weekday PM service from Flinders Street
- One weekday peak PM service from Flinders Street
- One weekday PM counter peak service from Hurstbridge
New walking and cycling path
In the 2022 State budget, the Victorian Government announced funding for a new two kilometre shared walking and cycling path.
Stage one of the shared path will be built between the new Greensborough and Montmorency stations. The path will provide safe and easy access between the two stations and link with the Plenty River Trail and station forecourts.
Works commenced in early 2023.
The budget also provided funding for the planning of Stage two of the path between Montmorency and Eltham.
Visit the Hurstbridge Line Duplication page for more information.
New Greensborough Station precinct. Subject to change.
We heard what you wanted in your new Greensborough Station
Your feedback has been integral in the design of Greensborough Station and has resulted in a minimalist design, incorporating native vegetation, updated facilities, all abilities access and more weather protection.
Passengers can look forward to:
- improved train services every seven minutes in the morning peak
- a covered pedestrian bridge and concourse, accessible 24/7
- improved connections between the station, shops and parklands
- stairs and lifts to the Poulter Avenue car park and station platforms for easier access for all
- improved facilities including an airconditioned waiting room, unisex and ambulant toilets and ticket office
- improved safety and security, with improved lighting and CCTV cameras
- station buildings and precinct that reflect the surrounding natural environment
- 40 new car parks at Greensborough Station following completion of both the Hurstbridge Line Duplication project and Car Parks for Commuters Program in late 2024.
Vegetation is important to the community, so landscaping and pathways will maintain the look and feel of Greensborough’s natural look. We will plant over 1,700 trees and 26,000 plants, shrubs and grasses in the new precinct to reflect the bushland feel of the local area.
What you told us
In October and November 2020, we asked you to give us feedback on the Greensborough Station precinct and what's important to you. This included the overall look and feel, design and materials, landscaping and vegetation, and public art opportunities.
We heard landscaping and vegetation were a priority, as well as updated station facilities with all abilities access and more weather protection.
New station precinct features
- The new Greensborough Station has a concourse and station entry area which extends across the existing Para Road car park.
- The new pedestrian overpass makes 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 meets Australian design standards for accessibility and mobility.
- The lifts to the pedestrian overpass and platforms are big enough to accommodate mobility scooters, wheelchairs, and prams.
- There is a net gain of 40 new car parks at Greensborough Station following the completion of the Hurstbridge Line Duplication and Car Parks for Commuters program in late 2024.
- There are 10 motorbike parking spaces plus five kiss and ride’ bays, with four on Para Road and one in the Poulter Avenue car park.
- There are 13 bicycle hoops, as well as a new Parkiteer cage with 26 bike spaces.
- Platforms and station entrances have clear sight lines and well-lit open areas.
- There are CCTV cameras on the platforms, at station entrances, and in the car parking close to the station.
Why we built a new station
Due to the hilly terrain, curved track and narrow rail corridor, building a new station is the best solution to delivering more trains on the Hurstbridge Line and improving the Greensborough Station precinct.
This design meets the needs of the Greensborough community and Australian design standards for accessibility and mobility.
Lifts to the pedestrian overpass and platforms accommodate mobility scooters, wheelchairs, and prams. Stairs and lifts to the platforms and Poulter Avenue car park replace the current long, steep ramps. Passengers with a disability now have access to clearly marked parking close to the station entrances. The new station enables more trains to run more often.
More parking soon
The Greensborough Station car park upgrade project will deliver commuters a new 100 space multideck car park, bus interchange, lighting and CCTV. This will be completed in late-2024 as part of the Car Parks for Commuters program. For more information visit the Car Parks for Commuters website.
- Site investigations
- Community consultation
- Site investigations
- Planning consultation
- Community consultation
- Station precinct layouts announced
- Enabling works started
- Station designs released
- Construction begins
- Construction continues
- Shared walking and cycling path construction begins
- Duplicated track complete
- New stations open
- Shared walking and cycling path construction complete
- Landscaping and other project completion works finish.
*Timeline above subject to change.