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.
The Waurn Ponds Station upgrade included:
Use the slider below see the station before the upgrades and after construction was completed.
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.