Passengers at Marshall Station can look forward to a more modern and accessible station as part of the South Geelong to Waurn Ponds Duplication.
A new waiting room is being built on the original platform so passengers can wait for their train in comfort.
A second platform and track will increase reliability of services. Trains will be able to pass each other at the station, which means services can recover faster from unexpected delays.
It will also enable 5 train services per hour during the peaks and 3 per hour between the peaks for Marshall and Waurn Ponds stations.
A new pedestrian overpass will connect both platforms. It will feature ramps and lifts for people with mobility aids or prams to access either side. There will be entrances on both sides of the station, one for each platform.
Key features include:
- brand new station building and forecourt on the existing platform
- a new second platform, an accessible pedestrian overpass, improved shelter and better signage
- an enclosed waiting room on the existing platform
- a high-quality architectural and landscape design for the station and public areas
- more than 200 new car parking spaces, boosting capacity by more than 30%
- lighting and CCTV upgrades to help improve station safety for passengers
- more parkiteers (bike cages) and bicycle hoops
- new cyclist and pedestrian path
- a dedicated bus interchange to improve pedestrian safety and connectivity
- a new main station entry on Drews Road
- a new footpath will connect Marshalltown and Barwarre roads to the new second platform.