Project benefits

The Waurn Ponds Station upgrade was the first step in the staged upgrades to the Geelong Line.

The upgrades enabled 20 peak and shoulder peak services to be extended to and from Waurn Ponds Station each week, with 2 extended services in the morning and 2 in the evening on weekdays.

A new pedestrian overpass, including lifts, stairs and ramps, gives passengers a user-friendly, safe and accessible connection between platforms.

More than 90 new car parking spaces have been added, and 120 existing parking spaces have been sealed, upgrading the gravel and overflow car parks at the station.

More than 500 car parking spaces are now available to passengers at the station, with improved safety features including lighting and CCTV. Two new access points to the station car park have also been created, off Sugargum Drive between Oakwood Crescent and Mumm Street, and via Rossack Drive.

The main entrance to the station has been transformed, with a new forecourt, drop-off zone, bike storage and upgraded car parking spaces providing more options how passengers drive, walk or cycle to the station.

The new second platform and extra track at Waurn Ponds Station allows 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.

A new walking and cycling path extends the existing path on Baanip Boulevard along Muir Road to the station, providing access to the station from the south side for the first time for growing communities in Mount Duneed and Armstrong Creek.

Scope

The Waurn Ponds Station upgrade included:

  • a second platform on the south side of the station with shelters and seating
  • track duplication to enable trains to pass each other
  • a new accessible pedestrian overpass to provide access between the two platforms featuring lifts, ramps and stairs
  • secure bicycle storage and bicycle hoops
  • additional CCTV, lighting, myki machines and passenger information displays.
  • car park improvements featuring:
    • more than 90 new car parking spaces
    • sealing 120 existing gravel car parking spaces
    • more accessible car parking
    • new drop-off zone
    • access at both ends of the car park.

Before and after

Use the slider below see the station before the upgrades and after construction was completed.

Videos

Community feedback

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.

You can read about the community feedback in detail (PDF, 156.9 KB).