Bacchus Marsh Station has been upgraded as part of the Ballarat Line Upgrade.

The upgraded station features more accessible and improved amenities for Bacchus Marsh's growing population.

Bacchus Marsh passengers also enjoy 25 extra services per week and all trains from Ballarat stopping at the station meaning more peak services to Southern Cross. This was part of a timetable change that started Sunday 31 January 2021, made possible by the Ballarat Line Upgrade.

Project benefits:

  • a new accessible overpass with lifts and ramps
  • a new platform
  • an accessible pedestrian overpass linking the two platforms
  • a car park with 100 extra spaces
  • improved bus bays and bicycle facilities
  • better security, lighting and landscaping
  • removal of the train stabling yard at the station.

Before and after

Use the sliders below to see the station before and after the upgrades.

Community feedback

The local community and stakeholders had their say on the Ballarat Line Upgrade in 2018. The information provided shaped the design for the upgrade of Bacchus Marsh Station.

The upgrade design respects and maintains the station’s heritage values. The project did not impact the main station building. The overpass design minimises bulk and scale. Design features such as roof pitch and cream-coloured banding also reflect elements of the historic building. Bacchus Marsh Station’s historic turnstile is preserved as a feature. Landscaping echoes the station’s heritage character, including using bluestone paving.

Learn more in the Wendouree and Bacchus Marsh track duplication: What you told us (PDF, 1.2 MB) and Rockbank, Bacchus Marsh and Ballan Station designs: What you told us (PDF, 1.6 MB) reports.