The new underground station at Burwood will deliver better access to one of Australia’s biggest universities for thousands of staff and students, and connect locals to Melbourne’s train network – providing faster and more convenient access to key destinations across Melbourne.
A new tram stop right outside the station on Burwood Highway, near Deakin University, will make interchanges quick and easy, providing a new rail connection for local workers, students and residents.
Suburban Rail Loop (SRL) East between Cheltenham and Box Hill will be complete by 2035, helping transform our public transport system and delivering enormous social and economic benefits to the local community. A journey between Cheltenham and Burwood will take less than 20 minutes, meaning future students commuting from Cheltenham to Deakin University will save 40 to 60 minutes on a return journey.
The new station at Burwood will be located adjacent to Deakin University and close to the Gardiners Creek Trail and Burwood Highway, providing a direct connection to Deakin University. The underground station will have 2 levels and be fully accessible for all passengers via lifts and escalators. The station will open towards Burwood Highway and the route 75 tram.
Construction works for the SRL station at Burwood will be carefully staged to ensure safety and minimise disruption to the community.
More than a rail line
Beyond the rail line, SRL includes strategic land planning and development initiatives in SRL Precincts that will attract and support clusters of new businesses and deliver better local services and additional housing.
SRL will open up exciting prospects for new recreation spaces and community facilities, as well as improved walking and cycling links that will make Burwood an even more attractive and vibrant place to live, work and study. Plans include landscaping improvements and enhancements to the Gardiners Creek corridor.
SRL will support Burwood’s population growth, which is anticipated to grow to around 44,500 people. With SRL East and SRL North delivered, employment in the SRL Precincts is also set to double to 24,000 jobs.
For more information, read the Burwood fact sheet.