Work Underway To Increase Gisborne Railway Station Car Park Spaces

Work Underway To Increase Gisborne Railway Station Car Park Spaces

Victoria Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan

More Than 3,000 Extra Car Parks At Railway Stations Across Victoria

Victor P Taffa

Andrews Government is building more than 3,000 extra commuter car parks across Victoria to make it quicker and easier for people to drive to the station and catch the train.

Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan joined Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas at Gisborne Railway Station, where work to build 40 new spaces is now underway.

“We’re building new car parks at busy stations across Victoria, to make it easier for people to catch the train.” Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan said.

“These extra spaces will make a real difference for local passengers reducing the daily scramble to get a park and get the train.”

Upgrade will also install CCTV, bright lighting and better drainage to improve safety and comfort for local passengers.

Gisborne Railway Station is the first of 17 that will be upgraded through the State Government’s $20 Million Station Car Park Upgrades Program, which will deliver more than 2,100 spaces at suburban and regional railway stations across Victoria.

In addition, almost 1,000 spaces will be delivered through the $22 Million Road and Rail Minor Works Program, which will upgrade car parks at

  • Castlemaine,
  • Clarkefield,
  • Kangaroo Flat,
  • Macedon,
  • Marshall,
  • South Geelong,
  • Warrnambool,
  • Wendouree,
  • Woodend railway stations.

Start of works at Gisborne follows the introduction of 10 extra services on the Bendigo line as part of a new V/Line timetable, which added 80 new regional services across Victoria.

“It’s great to see work start here at Gisborne Station the first of 5 local, and 25 state-wide station car parks that will be expanded and upgraded by the Andrews Government.” Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas said.

“Our upgrades will deliver 500 spaces at stations across the Macedon electorate and more than 3,000 across the state making it quicker and easier to drive to the station and catch the train.”

These additional services build on the two new peak services delivered last year with the start of Bendigo Metro.

Gisborne Railway Station car park upgrade will be complete by the end of July. Work at all 17 sites to be upgraded through the Railway Station Car Park Upgrades Program will be underway by July and finished by the end of the year.

Road and Rail Minor Works Program are currently out to market. The start of car park upgrades through this program will be determined through the tender process, but all are expected to be delivered by the end of 2018.

Railway Stations to receive increased car park spaces includes:

  • Castlemaine,
  • Deer Park,
  • Ferntree Gully,
  • Gisborne,
  • Keilor Plains,
  • Kilmore East,
  • Kyneton,
  • Melton,
  • Officer,
  • Regent,
  • Upfield,
  • Wallan,
  • Watsonia,
  • Williams Landing.