WESTALL STATION: STAFFED FROM FIRST TO LAST TRAIN 7 DAYS

WESTALL STATION: STAFFED FROM FIRST TO LAST TRAIN 7 DAYS

Posted on 11. Oct, 2010 in Clayton Update

Westall Station passengers are set to reap the benefits of Westall’s new Premium station, officially opened by Public Transport Minister Martin Pakula today.

As part of the $153 million Westall Rail Upgrade Project the now fully-staffed station features a new pedestrian overpass with lifts and stairs. 

Mr Pakula inspected the new station this morning which aims to improve access, security and amenity for passengers and staff using Westall Station.

“I’m pleased to announce that the new Westall Station is now open to commuters as a new Premium train station,” Mr Pakula said.

“This means there is staff at Westall Station from first train to last train to provide over the counter ticket sales, customer service and an increased security presence.

“The new pedestrian overpass at the station provides enhanced access to platforms and across the rail line.

“Improvements to Westall Station as part of the Westall Rail Upgrade project will ensure that commuters benefit from high quality facilities.”

Additional features at the station include climate controlled enclosed waiting rooms, toilets, passenger information displays, additional seating and shelter and digital CCTV for increased safety. 

Construction will continue on the Westall Rail Upgrade Project.  Works are progressing on the construction of the third track between Centre Road and Springvale Road, expansion of the stabling yard as well as improved landscaping around the station.  Construction of extra parking on the northern car park will commence later this year. 

Member for Clayton Hong Lim thanked commuters for continuing to use the station while works progressed on this important project.

“Once this project is complete passengers travelling along the busy Dandenong rail corridor will benefit from journey improvements. 

“The Westall Rail Upgrade Project is increasing capacity for trains to start their journey at Westall Station, reducing crowding on trains in the Dandenong Corridor.

“The Brumby Labor Government is making significant investments in infrastructure projects, like the Westall Rail Upgrade Project, to provide the capacity needed to meet growing demand for public transport.”

Works on the Westall Rail Upgrade Project are expected to be complete in 2011.

For more information on the project, visit www.transport.vic.gov.au

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