The car park at North Williamstown Station has officially reopened, following upgrading and resurfacing works.
New line markings have been added to the upgraded car park, as well as landscaping and a separate exit onto Power Street. The separate entry and exit points to the car park now allow for easier access for drop-offs as well as improved safety for commuters.
These works were completed as part of the project to remove the Ferguson Street level crossing by building a rail trench under the road, and a new North Williamstown Station and upgraded station precinct.
Trains are now running in the 750-metre-long rail trench under the road and stopping at the new North Williamstown Station, which includes improved facilities such as stairs, ramps and lifts to connect passengers to the lowered platforms.
Pedestrians can access the station via a new signalised pedestrian crossing, and cyclists can securely store their bikes in a new Parkiteer cage at the station. A four-metre-wide shared use path has also been added, connecting the station with key areas of Williamstown.
Finishing touches on the new North Williamstown Station and precinct are continuing, with planting underway of over 40,000 native plants, trees and shrubs.
Removing the Ferguson Street level crossing has improved safety for the 25,000 vehicles that use Ferguson Street daily, as well as cyclists and pedestrians.