I was pleased to have the Hon Terry Mulder MP, Minister for Public Transport, visit Waverley to announce a $1.8 million facelift for Glen Waverley Station, on behalf of the Victorian Coalition Government.
The investment of $1.8 million will clean up and modernise the station to bring much of it into the twenty-first century.
The improvements to Glen Waverley station will make it safer, more secure, more accessible and more appealing. The improvements will be welcomed by both shoppers and the 12,000 commuters who use the station each day.
This upgrade includes:
• an improved station forecourt and public seating;
• construction of a new entrance canopy;
• improved disability compliant ramps; and
• a new kiosk.
As a local resident and regular user of train and bus services, I have worked hard to deliver improved public transport facilities at Glen Waverley station within the scope of this property development.
Since May 2011 the Victorian Government has added 20 more services every week to the Glen Waverley line. In 2012 we also invested $12 million in a maintenance rebuild blitz to improve the line, replacing 45,000 sleepers and 250 metres of fencing, fixing platforms and renewing overhead wiring and signals. This is all part of the Coalition Government’s commitment to deliver improved frequency, reliability and safety on the Glen Waverley line after more than a decade of under investment in maintenance and reliability programs.
Over the coming weeks, VicTrack will seek feedback from commuters into the proposed design and features of the new forecourt. Feedback on the proposed design and features of the new forecourt can be provided by contacting VicTrack on 1300 VICTRACK (1300 8428 7225). VicTrack will design and progress the works in close consultation with Metro Trains and Public Transport Victoria.