Great news! Train passengers at Donnybrook will soon see improvements to their train station, with upgrade works planned to support the growing community.
Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan and Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green recently unveiled plans for the station, which will focus on improving passenger accessibility, comfort and safety. The works at Donnybrook Station will include, upgrading the car park, pedestrian access will be improved around the precinct, while Springs Road will be reconfigured to provide better access and integration for buses and cars. Other improvements include new passenger shelters and two new bus bays.
There will be a boost in security at the station, with new CCTV and lighting to be installed on platforms and in the car park. The city-bound platforms will be extended to accommodate six-carriage trains, so that passengers can enter and exit from all carriage doors, reducing the amount of time trains will need to stop at the station.
VicTrack is delivering the construction on behalf of Rail Projects Victoria and will soon appoint a contractor for the work, with the Request for Tender process starting over the coming weeks. The project is set to be complete by 2020.
Rail Projects Victoria will consult the community on the proposed improvements at Donnybrook over the coming weeks.