The SRL East station at Box Hill will be one of the busiest and most well-connected stations on the metropolitan network – making it easier and faster to access the area’s thriving retail, education and health services.

The station will provide a convenient connection to the existing Box Hill Station on the Belgrave/Lilydale line and will have convenient links to local tram and bus services – connecting more people to jobs, healthcare and study opportunities in one of Melbourne’s fastest growing education and medical precincts.

Frequent services every few minutes will mean passengers can turn up and go when the new rail line is operating by 2035. It’ll take just 3-4 minutes between stations – a journey for a student travelling from Box Hill to Monash University will take just 12 minutes.

For more information, read the SRL East station at Box Hill fact sheet.

What's happening now

Early construction on SRL East started in June 2022 and is powering ahead.

Planning for the area around the new underground station at Box Hill is now in its early stages, in consultation with the local council and community.

Draft Precinct Visions have now been developed for each of the 6 SRL East Precincts. These draft visions build on the priorities and feedback gathered over several years. The draft visions identify areas of opportunity, preliminary ideas and draft precinct plans that connect the place today to what it could look like in the future.

We want you to consider the draft vision for Box Hill and tell us more about how you want to live, work and play into the future.

What's your vision?

SRL will deliver more diverse and affordable housing options, as well as opportunities for businesses and jobs in the neighbourhoods around the new stations.

Building on the characteristics of existing neighbourhoods, planning will set the vision for new and enhanced open and public spaces, community facilities and services like schools, parks, walking and cycling paths, plazas and retail areas.

Read more about planning the future of Box Hill.