We are upgrading Waurn Ponds Station as part of the staged upgrade of the Geelong Line.
What is happening?
A new platform and extra track at Waurn Ponds Station will allow trains to pass each other in this section, enabling more Geelong services to be extended to and from Waurn Ponds and helping to improve service reliability.
Station users will have new and improved car parking and an accessible overpass linking both platforms.
The Waurn Ponds Station upgrade includes:
- a second platform on the south side of the station with shelters and seating
- track duplication to enable trains to pass each other
- a new accessible pedestrian overpass to provide access between the two platforms featuring lifts, ramps and stairs
- secure bicycle storage and bicycle hoops
- car park improvements featuring:
- more than 90 new car parking spaces
- sealing 120 existing gravel car parking spaces
- more accessible car parking
- new drop-off zone
- access at both ends of the car park
- additional CCTV, lighting, myki machines and passenger information displays.
What are the next steps?
Construction is now underway on the Waurn Ponds Station upgrade.
The first section of the car park upgrade is open, featuring more than 200 new and upgrades spaces. Passengers have increased parking capacity at the station, providing more options for locals driving to catch a train at Waurn Ponds.
We’ve opened two new entrances to the car park, off Sugargum Drive and on Rossack Drive.
Construction works on the new platform, duplicated track and accessible overpass are continuing, to help deliver more services to and from Waurn Ponds Station.
Construction on the station upgrade is targeted for completion in late 2021.
Ghazeepore Road level crossing will be closed to traffic from Saturday 5 June to Thursday 10 June to allow work on the second track and a new pedestrian crossing to be completed safely.
See the map below for detours in place for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists.
Car park closure
The Waurn Ponds Station main entrance and a section of the car park will be closed until late 2021.
Access to the station will be maintained at all times, with pedestrian detours and temporary footpaths in place.
Car park access will be via new entrances on Rossack Drive and off Sugargum Drive, between Oakwood Crescent and Mumm Street.
See current works for more information.
Muir Road closure
To ensure the safety of workers, pedestrians and cyclists during construction public access to Muir Road is closed until the completion of the project in late 2021. See current works for more information.
What we heard
In early 2019 we spoke to the local community about concept designs for the Waurn Ponds Station upgrade.
The community also gave us feedback on the additional track and new platform, CCTV and lighting, and car park improvements at Waurn Ponds Station.
The responses provided were considered in the planning and design of the upgrade for the Waurn Ponds Station upgrade.
As the project progresses, we will keep passengers and the community updated via information sessions, letterbox drops, e-newsletters, advertising, website updates, social media and station pop-ups.