Updated designs have been released for the upgrades to Marshall Station and the level crossing removal at Surf Coast Highway, as part of the South Geelong to Waurn Ponds Duplication.
Work to remove the dangerous and congested level crossing on the Surf Coast Highway will begin soon, to improve safety and traffic flow for the almost 30,000 vehicles that use the road each day.
Updated designs have been released showing the boom gates replaced by a rail bridge over the road – part of the South Geelong to Waurn Ponds Duplication Project.
The rail line will be moved south of its current location towards Baanip Boulevard, providing opportunities for new green open space and a new path for walking and cycling.
Passenger comfort and accessibility will also be improved at Marshall Station, with updated designs showing a rebuilt station with an enclosed waiting room for passengers.
The upgrades will deliver better facilities including a new forecourt, a second platform and track, accessible pedestrian overpass plus improved shelter, lighting and CCTV.
Marshall Station will also have a new dedicated bus interchange off Marshalltown Road, improving pedestrian safety and connectivity.
A new station entrance on Drews Road will connect with more than 200 new car parking spaces, giving growing communities south of Geelong more options to drive to the station and catch the train.
Locals can provide feedback on the updated designs through the Engage Victoria website.
Work on the South Geelong to Waurn Ponds Duplication project is continuing, including relocating a Barwon Water pipeline and establishing a site compound at Marshall Station, to prepare for major construction to start later this year.