The SRL East station at Clayton will become a major interchange, with trains travelling in 4 different directions, providing faster and more convenient transport to key destinations across Melbourne and regional Victoria.

The transport super hub will connect metropolitan and regional train services on the Cranbourne/Pakenham and Gippsland Lines – improving access to leading medical research and hospitals in the growing health precinct.

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 from Clayton to the Cheltenham station to go shopping at Southland will take just 7 minutes.

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

What's happening now?

We’re moving underground services and utilities to make way for construction of the new stations and twin tunnels.

Remembrance Gardens is currently closed as workers move water and sewer services and set up the construction site where one of the station entrances will be located. Works are also underway on Clayton, Carinish and Haughton roads.

Read our latest Clayton works notice

What's next?

After the most recent rounds of extensive consultation, the final vision for Clayton will be publicly available later this year. This will outline the ideas and opportunities for the area around the new station, informed by feedback from the community, local councils and stakeholders. The draft Structure Plans will go on public exhibition in later 2024 or early 2025, before public hearings by an independent panel in 2025.

It is anticipated Structure Plans and planning scheme amendments for these areas will be finalised in 2026.

Read more about planning the future of Cheltenham.

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