We are upgrading Waurn Ponds Station as part of the staged upgrade of the Geelong Line.
A new platform and extra track at Waurn Ponds Station will allow trains to pass each other in this section, enabling more Geelong services to be extended to and from Waurn Ponds and helping to improve service reliability.
Station users will have new and improved car parking and an accessible overpass linking both platforms.
The Waurn Ponds Station upgrade includes:
Major works are complete on the Waurn Ponds Station upgrade.
Commissioning and critical safety testing will take place in 2022 to enable additional services for this part of the Geelong Line.
Works on the transformed station entrance are complete, with the new forecourt, drop-off zone, bike storage, and upgraded car parking spaces to open to the public in coming weeks.
The pedestrian overpass, ramps, stairs and lifts, as well as the second platform and track, will be operational after commissioning this year.
During the commissioning period the remaining 50-metre section of the duplicated track will be installed, following the relocation of a live signalling box from the rail corridor.
In early 2019 we spoke to the local community about concept designs for the Waurn Ponds Station upgrade.
The community also gave us feedback on the additional track and new platform, CCTV and lighting, and car park improvements at Waurn Ponds Station.
The responses provided were considered in the planning and design of the upgrade for the Waurn Ponds Station upgrade.