Geelong Line Upgrade
The Geelong Line Upgrade will lead to improved train services, with a second platform, new track and pedestrian overpass at Waurn Ponds Station paving the way for more frequent and reliable services.
The Geelong Line Upgrade will lead to more services and better reliability, with a second platform, new tracks and pedestrian link at Waurn Ponds Station.
What will happen?
The $160 million Geelong Line Upgrade includes:
- upgrading Waurn Ponds Station with an additional platform, new pedestrian overpass, additional track and better station facilities
- Armstrong Creek transit corridor planning to consider future land use, environmental issues and development, and population plans.
What are the benefits?
The Geelong Line Upgrade will prepare for more Geelong services to be extended to and from Waurn Ponds.
The second platform and additional track at Waurn Ponds Station will create enough space for trains to pass each other, allowing services to recover more quickly from disruptions and improving service reliability.
A new pedestrian overpass at Waurn Ponds Station will create a user friendly, safe and accessible connection between platforms for station users.
More than 90 new car parking spaces will be built, and 120 existing unsealed spaces will be formalised, making the station more user-friendly.
Station facilities will be upgraded, including better lighting and CCTV, a new drop-off zones and more access points for the station car park.
The Geelong Line Upgrade also includes planning for the Armstrong Creek transit corridor, which considers future land use and population plans for this growing community.
What are the next steps?
Site investigations, including surveying and locating underground services are already underway.
We are in the process of appointing a contractor to carry out these works. Construction on the project is expected to start in early 2020, with a target completion date of 2021.
Have your say
Throughout April and May this year, RPV sought feedback on the draft Planning Scheme Amendment GC121. This consultation has now closed, and a summary of the feedback received will be made available later this year.
Throughout March 2019, we sought community feedback on the concept designs for the Waurn Ponds Station upgrade.
This feedback has been considered and incorporated into the final designs for the station.
There will be further opportunities for community consultation throughout the project and this will be communicated by Rail Projects Victoria.
Who is responsible?
The Geelong Line Upgrade is being delivered by Rail Projects Victoria (RPV), on behalf of the Victorian Government.
We will keep passengers and the community updated as the project progresses via information sessions, letterbox drops, e-newsletters, advertising, website updates, social media and station pop-ups.