Wendouree Station has been upgraded as part of the Ballarat Line Upgrade.
The upgraded station features:
- a new platform and rail track on the south side
- a new accessible overpass linking the platforms
- improved security and lighting
- enhancement of the station forecourt with improved landscaping.
When the new overpass and platform are opened 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 new track will mean trains can pass each other at Wendouree Station, fixing the current problem that sees delayed services from Melbourne terminate at Ballarat and passengers forced onto replacement coaches.
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 Wendouree Station until after the commissioning period. There will be no access to Wendouree Station’s pedestrian overpass and second platform until then.
Station images timeline
Start of project
The local community and stakeholders had their say on the Wendouree Station upgrade in 2018 and the information provided has shaped its design.
|Aspect||What is important to you||How the station design considers your feedback|
|Access and connections||Easy and safe access for all people.||The ramps, lifts and stairs leading to the new covered pedestrian overpass will provide easy access to both platforms. The station has been designed to be accessible for everyone, including the elderly, people travelling with children and those with wheelchairs and mobility aids. Improvements will also be made to the station forecourt.|
|Station facilities||Shelter from the weather including covered pedestrian links and waiting areas.||The new pedestrian overpass will be fully enclosed and the new platform will have roof canopies.|
|Safety and security||Well lit areas, more CCTV cameras and emergency assistance intercoms.||Safety and security is a key feature of the upgrade, with CCTV cameras, lighting and emergency intercoms included in the upgraded station. The overpass will be transparent and allow people to maintain visibility of the station building and platforms while they cross.|