Friday, 13 October, 2017

The Andrews Labor Government wants Gippsland residents to have their say on upgrades to their local train stations, as part of the $9 million Gippsland Rail Corridor Station Upgrade Program.

Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing today announced information sessions about the upgrades in Traralgon, Moe, Trafalgar and Morwell.

The sessions will give residents and passengers the opportunity to find out more about the project and provide vital feedback before works begin.

Traralgon Station will get more than 90 additional car parking spaces, while an extra platform entrance and upgraded bus shelter will make it safer and easier to move around the station.

Ticket counters will also be upgraded and new toilets and handrails will improve accessibility for all passengers.

An extra platform entrance and new drop off bay will be added to Moe Station, with the existing station entrance and signage also being improved.

Trafalgar Station will receive a new platform shelter, an extra access point to the platform and improvements to the bus bay and car park.

Morwell Station will receive more than 50 car parking spaces, while installing an extra access point to improve the connection between the platform and the underpass.

The waiting area, ticket counter and disabled toilet will also be upgraded, boosting accessibility and journeys of passengers.

Community drop-in sessions are taking place in:

• Traralgon on Tuesday 24 October, 4:30pm to 7:30pm – Waiting area on Platform 1, Traralgon Station

• Moe on Wednesday 25 October, 4:00pm to 6:00pm – Moe Library, 1-29 George Street, Meeting Room 3

• Trafalgar on Thursday 26 October, 4:00pm to 6:00pm – Trafalgar Community Hall, Princes Hwy, Sun Room

• Morwell on Wednesday 8 November, 4:00pm to 6:30pm – Morwell Station, Platform 1

Following the finalisation of designs, construction work will begin in late 2017.

The project is in addition to the $435 million Gippsland Line Upgrade, as part of the Regional Rail Revival which upgrades track, signalling, stabling and stations on the line, and $95 million to also upgrade the Avon River Bridge.

For more information visit victrack.com.au/gippsland

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria, Harriet Shing:

“These sessions are a good opportunity for Gippslanders to be involved in the station upgrades and improvements we’re delivering along the line.”

“After many years of neglect, we’re determined to make public transport in Gippsland more convenient, accessible and comfortable for all passengers.”