Some upgrades completed at Waurn Ponds Station

January 9, 2022 BY

A V-Line train preparing to depart Waurn Ponds Station with the newly constructed bridge and second platform in the background. Photo: VINNIE VAN OORSCHOT

COMMUTERS and travellers in southern Geelong and surrounds will soon see the benefit from the completion of major works in the upgrade taking place at the Waurn Ponds Station.

The upgrades include the construction of a second platform on the southern side of the station, providing more streamlined accessibility for residents arriving to the station from Mount Duneed and Armstrong Creek.

Victorian Liberal Senator Sarah Henderson said the Waurn Ponds Station upgrade was one of many major transformative infrastructure projects being delivered by the Morrison Government across regional Victoria.

“These works will increase the capacity, reliability and frequency of services, which is fantastic news for commuters, who will be better able to get to where they need to be,” Senator Henderson said.

“The Waurn Ponds Station Upgrade includes a transformed main entrance to give better access to the station, more than 200 new car parking spaces, better security, and improved passenger information for commuters and visitors alike.”

South Barwon MP Darren Cheeseman said passengers on the Warrnambool Rail Line would reap the rewards of the upgrade.

“This line is a vital part of our rail network – and these works at Waurn Ponds Station will give passengers the frequent and more reliable train services they deserve,” Mr Cheeseman said.

“It’s great to see major works completed, and passengers can look forward to more benefits when commissioning gets under way next year.”

Commissioning will include relocating a live signalling box from the rail corridor to allow the final 50-metre section of rail to be installed, and completing track duplication at the station.