Designs revealed for South Geelong to Waurn Ponds rail duplication
The Geelong community has been given its first glimpse at the designs for the upgrades to be delivered as part of the South Geelong to Waurn Ponds Duplication.
The early concept designs have been revealed for level crossing removals and station upgrades, with feedback being sought from locals and passengers on these key aspects of the project during community consultation until Sunday 5 September.
The designs released include elevated rail bridges for level crossing removals at Fyans Street and Surf Coast Highway which will boost safety and traffic flow for around 36,000 vehicles that travel through these areas every day.
A new rail bridge will remove trains from the complex five-way roundabout at Fyans Street in South Geelong, improving traffic flow and safety for motorists, while the rail line at Surf Coast Highway will be elevated and moved away from local residences, creating new green open spaces between homes and trains.
South Geelong and Marshall stations will be completely rebuilt with new station buildings and forecourts, second platforms and accessible pedestrian overpasses, improved shelters and wayfinding, as well as more than 200 new parking spaces at Marshall, to service the growing communities south of Geelong.