19 October 2022
New Montmorency Station
The second stage of the Hurstbridge Line Duplication will deliver further improvements, including more train services, less crowding on peak trains and better connections to public transport in Melbourne’s north east.
The new station will remain in the heart of Montmorency village and will improve connections around the area.
We’ve developed a design for the new Montmorency 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 minimalist design that blends into the local environment with low visual impact, native vegetation and the use of natural materials.
We also heard the community wanted improved facilities with better all abilities access and more weather protection.
More trains, more often
- Every 7 minutes from Greensborough
- Every 10 minutes from Montmorency and Eltham
- Every 20 minutes from Diamond Creek, Wattle Glen and Hurstbridge
On project completion, it will also allow for two additional services from Hurstbridge.
New walking and cycling path
In the recent State budget, the Victorian Government announced funding for a new shared walking and cycling path.
Stage 1 of the shared use path will be built between Greensborough and Montmorency stations and will provide safe and easy access between the two stations, linking with the Plenty River Trail and station forecourts.
Works will start in late 2022.
The budget also provided funding for the planning of Stage 2 of the path between Montmorency and Eltham.
For more information please visit the Hurstbridge Line Duplication page on our website.
We heard what you wanted in your new Montmorency Station
Community feedback has been integral in the design of the new Montmorency 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:
- safer, straight platforms that eliminate the gap between the train and platform
- improved station facilities with canopies on both platforms to give greater weather protection
- ticket machines on both platforms
- better station access, with entrances on both sides of the rail line
- sustainability features including solar panels and a rainwater tank
- new safe and secure bike storage and more bike hoops outside the station
- all abilities access and parking
- 30 new car spaces in the station precinct as part of the Car Park for Commuters program
- a station entrance in the heart of Montmorency Village.
Vegetation is important to the community, so landscaping and pathways will maintain the village feel of Montmorency, with over 2,000 trees and 21,900 plants, shrubs and grasses to be planted in the new precinct to extend the bushland feel of the area.
New station precinct
- The two new platforms will be located around 100 metres west of the current platform to ensure the new platforms are safe and accessible.
- The main station entrance will be on Station Road, and both platforms will have an entry forecourt with canopies for protection from the weather and a ticket machine.
- The second platform on Mayona Road means there will now be a station entrance on both sides of the rail line, giving passengers better access to the station and Montmorency village.
- The new, safer at-grade pedestrian crossing from Mayona Road will also align with Were Street, making it easier to get to the shops. The pedestrian crossing will have an automated safety gate, with a magnetic latch and warning bells that sound when a train is approaching.
- There will be 30 additional passenger car parks in and around the station, giving passengers more parking options. The car park will include five accessible car parking spaces close to the station entrances.
- Cycling to the station will be easier with a new secure bike storage facility, plus more bike hoops outside the station.
- Safety is paramount at the new Montmorency Station with clear sight lines, improved lighting and CCTV cameras around the station precinct.
What you told us
In October and November 2020, we asked you to give us feedback on the Montmorency 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.
Why we’re building a new station
The best solution to delivering more trains on the Hurstbridge line and improving the Montmorency Station precinct is to build a new station, due to the hilly terrain, curved track and narrow rail corridor. This design meets the current and future needs of the Montmorency community and will enable more trains to run more often.
The day-to-day operations of a train station require a variety of facilities, which need to be accommodated in the station precinct. These include electrical and communications equipment, storage, cleaning and Protective Services Officer facilities. These facilities will be located on the Mayona Road side of the rail corridor.
The new station precinct will make the Were Street shopping strip directly accessible to residents on the north side of the rail corridor.
Passengers will have better access to the station from the new Mayona Road entrance, as well as improved parking options.
- Site investigations
- Community consultation
- Site investigations
- 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.