The new station at Monash will connect more people to Melbourne’s largest employment and innovation hub outside the CBD – providing students, employees and visitors with a direct train connection to the area for the first time.
Along with an interchange for bus services and local road improvements, the station will improve access to world-class education, health and research facilities, delivering important transport connections to the Monash National Employment and Innovation Cluster.
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. Commuters will save an average of 40 minutes on a one-way trip from Monash to Cheltenham with SRL East, and up to 170 minutes on return journeys from Bundoora to Monash University with SRL East and SRL North delivered.
The new train station at Monash will be located north of Monash University, between Normanby and Ferntree Gully roads. The underground station will have 2 levels and be fully accessible for all passengers via lifts and escalators.
Two entrances are proposed, with a southern entrance providing a connection to Monash University and a northern entrance providing a connection to the industrial and business precinct.
Construction works for the SRL station at Monash 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 Monash an even more attractive and vibrant place to study, work and visit.
SRL will support Monash to become an even bigger centre of employment, with an additional 19,000 jobs within a short walk from the new SRL station by 2035. Jobs are expected to boom by around 350% when both SRL East and SRL North are delivered.
For more information, read the Monash Precinct fact sheet.