Retail, restaurants and really easy access to SRL stations

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Suburban Rail Loop (SRL) stations will be among the most easily accessible in the world, with connections to existing stations, new and upgraded bus and tram interchanges, new walking and cycling paths and world-class bike parking.

New details of the six landmark SRL East stations between Cheltenham and Box Hill have been revealed, showing that all passengers – regardless of how they travel – will have fast, easy and safe access to the new network.

SRL stations will be inviting public spaces that will become a focal point in each community, featuring attractive plazas, space for retail and dining, and new pathways and overpasses to make it easier and safer for people walking and cycling to catch one of SRL’s turn up and go trains.

SRL East station connections will include:

  • A total of 3450 undercover bike parking spaces.
  • 400-750 bike spaces at each station (highest number in Australia).
  • New bus interchanges at Cheltenham, Monash and Burwood.
  • Upgraded bus interchange at Glen Waverley.
  • New tram terminus at Whitehorse Road Box Hill for the 109.
  • New tram stop for the 75 at Burwood adjacent to the SRL station.
  • 15km of walking and cycling paths near and connecting to SRL East stations.
  • 70 new or upgraded pedestrian and cycle crossings.
  • Several pick up and drop off bays for each SRL East station.

Convenient connections between trains, trams and buses, and excellent cycling and walking routes will encourage more passengers to use SRL East. The new rail line between Cheltenham and Box Hill will reduce car use by 97,000 trips per day and increase public transport use by 76,000 trips per day.

Opening in 2035, SRL East will slash travel times across Melbourne’s east and south east, with a full trip from Cheltenham to Box Hill taking just 22 minutes.

SRL stations will be high interchange stations like those in the CBD and at Richmond, South Yarra, and North Melbourne, with most passengers using public transport, walking or cycling to access SRL stations.

The stations will feature exciting ground floor opportunities for retail, hospitality and community spaces, creating vibrant hubs in each area and attracting new local business and jobs to the station precinct. State-of-the-art undercover cycling facilities will also be built in the stations or nearby service buildings – which will house much of the power and equipment needed to operate the stations and network.

Works to deliver SRL East will start in 2022, generating 800 direct jobs during Initial and Early Works and up to 8000 direct local jobs during construction.

Communities can continue to have their say about SRL, including making formal submissions as part of SRL East’s Environment Effects Statement, which will be on public exhibition from 5 November to 16 December, 2021.

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