Vital works on new Southland Station this weekend

Critical works will continue this weekend on the Andrews Labor Government’s new train station at Southland.

Member for Bentleigh Nick Staikos said it was exciting to see the long awaited Southland station taking shape.

The underpass joining the two platforms is already complete, and track drainage and cabling has been installed.

This weekend construction crews will undertake critical works on the platform closest to the shopping centre, including relocating overhead cables, installing service pits, and other signalling works.

To enable this work to be carried out, buses will replace trains between Moorabbin and Mordialloc from 8.45pm on Friday 10 February, through to the last service on Sunday 12 February.

When completed in late 2017, Melbourne’s newest train station is expected to cater for more than 4,000 passengers every day.

It will provide shoppers and staff direct access to the shopping centre by public transport, many of whom are currently forced to walk or catch the bus from Highett and Cheltenham stations.

 

Quotes attributable to Member for Bentleigh, Nick Staikos

“It’s exciting to see the brand new station at Southland taking shape.”

“Works will continue this weekend on the platform closest to the shopping centre, which will provide direct access to Southland for shoppers and staff for the first time.”

“It’s part of our ongoing investment in better public transport for Melbourne’s south east, which includes the removal of 25 dangerous and congested level crossings on the Cranbourne, Pakenham and Frankston lines.”

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