MORWELL STATION UPGRADE BEGINS
Thursday, 7 June 2018
Works to upgrade Morwell Station have kicked off as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s $9 million Gippsland Corridor Station Upgrades Program.
Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing said Morwell is the fourth station to be upgraded under the program, with works currently underway at Traralgon, Moe and Trafalgar Stations – set to be completed later this month.
Improvements at Morwell station will deliver a new platform entry point with a myki reader and an accessible ramp to better connect the station and platform to the pedestrian underpass.
A new lowered ticket counter and the re-alignment of the doors to the station building will also improve accessibility.
The Gippsland Corridor Station Upgrades Program is delivering upgrades to make it easier for public transport users in Gippsland to access the stations and connect with other forms of transport.
The Labor Government’s program is the first of a raft of transport upgrades in the Gippsland region, with the Regional Rail Revival Program set to give passengers more frequent and reliable services.
The Morwell station project is expected to be complete in August. For further information and updates on works visit victrack.com.au/gippsland.
Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing:
“Works to upgrade Morwell station have kicked off – making it easier for local passengers to get where they need to go safer and sooner, while additional works to improve the Gippsland line and its services continue.”
“We’re delivering a new platform entry and boosting accessibility in and around the station, better connecting the station and pedestrian underpass.”
“We thank the local community for their patience while we get on with these important works.”