The Waurn Ponds Station upgrade was the first step in the staged upgrades to the Geelong Line.
20 peak and shoulder peak services were extended to and from Waurn Ponds Station each week. 2 extended services in the morning and 2 in the evening on weekdays.
Major works on the station were completed in late 2021 with the project finished in May 2022. A celebration day was held to mark the station’s reopening.
Key features of the 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 in this section
- a new accessible pedestrian overpass providing access between the two platforms with features lifts, ramps and stairs
- a new station forecourt
- an extended walking and cycling path along Muir Road to the station. This connected to the path on Baanip Boulevard, providing access to the station from the south side
- 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 of 120 existing gravel car parking spaces
- more than 500 spaces now available
- more accessible car parking
- new drop-off zone
- access at both ends of the car park.
Muir Road closure
While the site compound on the south side of the station is in use, Muir Road will remain closed to the public. Detours for pedestrians and cyclists are available via Ghazeepore Road, Baanip Boulevard, Torquay Road and Heyers Road.
The site compound will remain until the new Waurn Ponds stabling facility and Stage 1 of the Warrnambool Line Upgrade are complete. This is because all projects are being delivered in the area by construction contractor Downer.
For your safety, please follow all signage in place for the detours.
In August 2022 we conducted an evaluation survey seeking community feedback on the Waurn Ponds Station upgrade.
You can read the responses below or download the What you told us report (PDF, 152.3 KB).