Victoria Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan
Better Access For Broadmeadows Passengers
Victor P Taffa
Broadmeadows passengers will benefit from a modern railway station, faster travel times and more trains thanks to works funded by the Andrews Government.
Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan and Member for Broadmeadows Frank McGuire today visited Broadmeadows Railway Station, to inspect works underway to make it safer and easier for passengers to catch the train.
“Whether it’s modernising this station, removing Craigieburn line level crossings or building the Metro Tunnel, doing the planning for the Suburban Rail Loop we’re delivering for Broadmeadows locals.” Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan said.
“Over the coming weeks, passengers will see more improvements and better access to the station and we’ve already started the work to explore what else can be done.”
4 new myki readers will ease congestion a critical improvement to what is fast becoming one of the busiest stations in Melbourne’s outer north.
Revamped toilets and a new ramp for the station entrance will also make the station more accessible for people using mobility aids, carrying luggage and for parents with young children and prams.
It comes as the State Government is building the Metro Tunnel, which will cut travel times on the Craigieburn line by 10 minutes a day for passengers when it opens in 2025.
Work is nearly complete on removing the level crossing at Buckley Street in Essendon, while the Glenroy Road, Glenroy crossing will also be removed so more trains can run more often.
In addition to the station upgrade, traffic and pedestrian safety improvements have been completed at the Pascoe Vale Road and Dimboola Road intersection. The slip lane on Dimboola Road has been removed, and a new footpath and signalled turning lane for vehicles will provide better connectivity and safer access to the station for pedestrians and motorists.
“As Broadmeadows grows, we’re making sure we give locals the station and transport upgrades they deserve.” Member for Broadmeadows Frank McGuire said.
“Andrews Government is removing level crossings and building the Metro Tunnel and if re-elected will build the Suburban Rail Loop all part of our record investment to get Victorians where they need to go safer and sooner.”
Broadmeadows Railway Station pedestrian subway is also receiving a make-over including repainting and new lighting to improve safety for commuters travelling after dark, with all work at the station to be complete by early October.
Andrews Government is also working on a business case to investigate further upgrades to Broadmeadows Railway Station, to make sure the precinct meets the future needs of passengers.
A re-elected Andrews Government will get on with the planning for the Suburban Rail Loop, which will see a super-hub near Broadmeadows, better linking Victorians with services, education facilities and jobs.