Bacchus Marsh Station has been upgraded as part of the Ballarat Line Upgrade.
The upgraded station is more accessible and features improved amenities, to cater to Bacchus Marsh’s growing population.
Passengers will find it much easier to get between platforms and around the station, with lifts and ramps available for people with mobility aids or prams.
The upgrade included rebuilding the northern car park and adding a new car park on the southern side, giving passengers 100 extra parking spaces and improved bus bays, bike parking, CCTV and lighting.
The upgraded station features:
- an additional platform
- a new accessible overpass linking the platforms
- a new car park with 100 extra spaces
- improved bus bays and bicycle facilities
- better security, lighting and landscaping
- removal of previous train stabling yard.
More services will be introduced along the line in 2020, following a period of disruption for the commissioning of second platforms, new track and passing loops, as well as safety testing and driver training.
All trains will continue to use platform 1 at Bacchus Marsh Station until after the commissioning period. There will be no access to Bacchus Marsh Station’s second platform until then.
Bacchus Marsh Station upgrade complete
Station images timeline
Start of project
The local community and stakeholders had their say on the Ballarat Line Upgrade in 2018 and the information provided has shaped the design for the upgrade of Bacchus Marsh Station.
What we heard
|Aspect||What is important to you||How the station design considers your feedback|
|Access and connections||Easy and safe access for all people. Safety and security is also important.||The station has been designed so that it can be accessed by everyone – including the elderly, people travelling with children and people using mobility aids. CCTV cameras and lighting have also been included in the design.|
|Parking and transport||Improved traffic access, including better drop-off zones, bus bay and parking||There will be additional parking, bicycle hoops and drop-off zones and an improved bus bay layout.|
|Heritage and integration||Preserving the heritage aspects of the station including retaining the turntable and ensuring that new infrastructure is sympathetic to the existing building.||
The upgrade has been designed to respect and retain the station’s heritage values, with the project not impacting on the main station building. The overpass has been designed to minimise bulk and scale, and reflect elements of the historic building, such as roof pitch and cream-coloured banding.|
Bacchus Marsh Station’s historic turntable has been preserved as a feature. Landscaping will be keeping in with the station’s heritage character, including using bluestone paving and featuring English oak trees.
In September 2018 we sought community feedback on tree planting, landscaping and heritage at the station.