Passengers at South Geelong Station can look forward to a modern and accessible station. The upgrades will create well-designed public spaces and a better station precinct.
- a new station building and forecourt on the existing platform
- a new second platform and track. Trains will be able to pass each other in this section and services will recover faster from unexpected delays
- an accessible pedestrian overpass with ramps and lifts for people with mobility aids or prams
- improved shelter and better wayfinding
- lighting and CCTV upgrades to help improve station safety for passengers
- a high-quality architectural and landscape design for the station and public areas
- reconfigured station car park with safer pedestrian access and improved landscaping
- pedestrian and cycling links to the Bellarine Rail Trail, Marshall and Waurn Ponds stations
- parkiteers (secure bike storage) and bike hoops
- improved bicycle paths in and around the station
- changes to Carr Street to create an entry to the new second platform, pedestrian overpass and forecourt
- better connections between South Geelong Station, Kardinia Park precinct and businesses on Moorabool Street.
New road layout for South Geelong
Part of the upgrade includes changes to traffic flow around the station. This will create room for the construction of a shared walking and cycling path as well as an entrance and forecourt to the new second platform. These changes will help to improve safety in the area.
Carr Street will become a one-way street, from Swanston Street to Yarra Street.
These changes will improve safety and prevent congestion at the Yarra and Swanston Street level crossings.
Traffic flow along Carr Street will be streamlined. This will enable pedestrians and cyclists to access the new walking and cycling path.
The refined road layout design is being finalised by the Department of Transport and Planning and the City of Greater Geelong. We will continue to update the community as the road layout is finalised.