The $9 million Gippsland Rail Corridor Station Upgrade Programwill upgrade trains, stations and buses in Gippsland to get people home safer and sooner.
The program will build 100 new car parks at Traralgon Station and 60 new spaces at Morwell to make it quicker and easier for local passengers to drive to the station and catch the train.
The four stations at Moe, Morwell, Traralgon and Trafalgar will be made more accessible for people with disabilities, with new ramps, upgraded toilets, tactile ground surface indicators and lowered ticket counters. Waiting areas will also upgraded at each station.
Trafalgar Station will get a new platform entrance, platform shelter, and bike hoops, and the bus bay will be upgraded to improve connections between trains and V/Line buses.
The bus bay and interchange at Moe Station will also be upgraded, and a new protection barrier will be installed on the edge of the car park parallel to the platform to protect it from cars leaving the roadway.
Three new carriages have been added to Gippsland services – adding 222 seats to the 6:27am from Traralgon to Southern Cross Station, and the 4:58pm from Southern Cross to
Traralgon – doubling space for passengers on these busy peak hour services.
The new Latrobe Valley bus network is delivering more frequent, direct and coordinated services to more places in Traralgon, Moe, Morwell and surrounding areas.
Work on the Gippsland Rail Corridor Station Upgrade Program is expected to be complete by early next year. For more information, visit www.victrack.com.au/gippslandcorridor