Final designs have now been released for major train station upgrades at Bunyip, Longwarry, Morwell and Traralgon, in Melbourne’s east.
The final designs aim to improve safety, accessibility and enable more passenger rail services along the Gippsland Line.
The designs include a new accessible pedestrian overpass at Traralgon Station, as well as an upgraded, more accessible underpass at Morwell Station. Bunyip and Longwarry station designs feature additional platforms, improved car parking and better integration with their respective town centres.
Works on the station upgrades are set to get underway, with construction to include track duplication at Bunyip and Longwarry, a crossing loop extension at Morwell and second platforms at four stations to provide more opportunities for trains to pass each other.
Drainage improvements between the new and existing tracks at Bunyip and Longwarry stations will also get underway, along with trenching works to make way for level crossing upgrades.
The designs have been informed by community feedback and come as part of the Australian and Victorian governments’ Gippsland Line Upgrade. The project will deliver more frequent and reliable train services to the growing communities of Gippsland and will create 500 jobs in the region.
Federal Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Minister Catherine King said the project would create better transport links in the region.
“The Gippsland Line Upgrade will enable more services to make it quicker and easier for passengers to travel. We know how important access to reliable and efficient means of transport is to Victorians,” King said.
Victorian Transport Infrastructure Minister Jacinta Allan said the upgrades would enable more frequent and reliable services to run on the line.
“It’s great to see works progressing on the Gippsland Line Upgrade and these designs released for the station upgrades at Bunyip, Longwarry, Morwell and Traralgon – which will provide a huge benefit to passengers once complete,” Allan said.
Major construction on the Gippsland Line Upgrade is targeted for completion in late 2022.
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