The growing communities south of Waurn Ponds Station, including Mount Duneed and Armstrong Creek, will benefit from a new walking and cycling path that will deliver access to the station from the south side for the first time.
The new pathway will extend the existing shared user path on Baanip Boulevard along Muir Road to the station, linking to the new second platform, ramp, stairs and pedestrian overpass at Waurn Ponds Station.
Passengers accessing the station from the south side will also be able to use the new bike storage and hoops installed with the new second platform as part of the Waurn Ponds Station upgrade.
Rail Projects Victoria has worked with the City of Greater Geelong and the Department of Transport over recent months to plan and design the new pathway, which will include features such as CCTV and lighting to ensure a safe and convenient connection for passengers.
Construction on the new path will begin next month and is targeted for completion in mid-2022. The new pathway is shown on the map below.
Major works to upgrade Waurn Ponds Station were completed at the end of 2021, with a new forecourt and car park on the north side of the station opened to the public earlier this year.
The Waurn Ponds Station upgrade is the first step in duplicating the rail line between South Geelong and Waurn Ponds to enable more frequent and reliable services for passengers on the state’s busiest regional rail line.