Rockbank Station is now open after being rebuilt as part of the Ballarat Line Upgrade.
The first completed station upgrade of the project is modern and accessible, to cater to Rockbank’s growing population.
Passengers will now 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 rebuild also includes more than 350 car parking spaces, better access for buses, improved shelter, security, lighting and landscaping.
The upgraded Rockbank Station features:
- two new longer platforms to fit six-carriage VLocity trains
- an accessible pedestrian overpass linking the two platforms
- a new sealed car park, with bus and taxi bays, secure bike storage areas and drop-off zones
- myki facilities, improved lighting and CCTV
With construction beginning in 2018, the transformation involved demolishing the existing platforms and rebuilding the station from the ground up. The complete rebuild is a critical part of the Ballarat Line Upgrade, which will enable much-needed extra services and better reliability on the line.
Rockbank’s reopening was celebrated with a community event on Sunday 25 August, giving residents a chance to see the huge scale of the upgrade for themselves and experience a fun-filled day of food, drink, entertainment and activities.
The local community and stakeholders had their say on plans for the Rockbank Station rebuild and the information provided helped shaped the station design. Find out more about what we heard from the Rockbank community PDF, 3.0 MB.
Rockbank Station construction timelapse
Reopening community day video
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