Donnybrook and Wallan Station Upgrade
We’re providing much-needed station improvements to support the growing communities of Donnybrook and Wallan.
What will happen?
We’re making improvements to Donnybrook Station, including:
- adding 150 new car parking spaces
- new platform shelters
- two new bus bays, including shelters
- improved pedestrian, car and bus access
- improved security with CCTV on platforms and in car parks
- Springs Road will also be upgraded to improve access for cars and buses.
The Wallan Station upgrade includes:
- adding toilets in the waiting room
- additional bus bays, including shelters
- new platform shelters
- additional bicycle parking.
The city-bound platforms at each station will be extended to accommodate five-carriage loco-hauled trains and six-carriage VLocity trains.
What are the benefits?
The improvements at Donnybrook and Wallan stations will focus on improving accessibility, comfort and safety for passengers.
The car park at Donnybrook Station will be upgraded to more than double the number of car parking spaces, with approximately 150 spaces to be added as part of the upgrade.
It will also include new passenger shelters and two new bus bays. Springs Road will be modified to improve car and bus access.
There will be a boost in security at the station, with new CCTV and lighting on platforms and in the car park.
The upgrade to Wallan Station will include new bathrooms, new shelters on the platform and in the bus bay, additional bus bays and bicycle facilities.
The city-bound platforms at each station will be extended to accommodate five-carriage loco-haled and six-carriage VLocity trains and make it quicker for passengers to get on and off, reducing the amount of time trains will need to stop at the station.
These upgrades will service the growing communities of Donnybrook and Wallan for years to come.
Who is responsible?
The delivery of the Donnybrook and Wallan station upgrades is being overseen by Rail Projects Victoria (RPV) on behalf of the Victorian Government.
We’ve started engaging with locals to better understand the community needs.
Site investigations will begin in coming months, including environmental assessments, traffic monitoring, soil and rock testing and locating underground services like phone and gas.
Passengers may notice more activity near the rail line and in the station precinct as we gather this information to finalise the design and planning process.
Have your say
We are seeking feedback from the community on these upgrades.
Meet the project team at our pop-up sessions:
Wallan Olde Time Market (Hadfield Park, Wallan)
When: Saturday 11 August, 8am-1pm
Wellington Square Shopping Centre
When: Saturday 18 August, 10am-2pm
You can also have your say online by completing a survey by 11.59pm, Sunday 26 August 2018:
In 2017, the car park at Wallan Station was upgraded with 153 car parking spaces, to cater to the growing population.
Three additional carriages have been added to the Seymour line, doubling capacity on two peak services.
The Victorian Government has funded station upgrades, including new roofs and additional car parking at Wallan and Kilmore East.
Bike parking is also planned for major stations.