VIC station construction begins


Victoria’s $66 million 21st century revamp of Ringwood Station and bus interchange has begun

VIC station construction begins
Minister for Public Transport Terry Mulder

Construction work to transform Victoria’s Ringwood Station and bus interchange into a twenty-first century transport hub has started with the demolition of disused shops in Railway Place.

The $66 million project will deliver a modern and accessible station for the community to use and enjoy.

Premier Denis Napthine says the upgrade will create a safer, more accessible and attractive place for people to live, work and visit.

"I'm thrilled to be here today to mark the start of works on this vital project for Ringwood that will create 100 construction jobs and boost Ringwood's employment and economic development for years to come," he says.

Minister for Public Transport Terry Mulder says Ringwood Station is set to be a showcase for how stations should be modernised and made more accessible to everyone in the community.

"Access to the platforms will be provided through a combination of ramps, stairs, lifts and escalators to ensure emergency access is available at all times," he says.

The new pedestrian concourse will provide 24-hour access over the railway line and link the bus interchange and station forecourt to the Station Street car park.

Liberal candidate for Ringwood Dee Ryall says it is sure to be a fantastic project for the 7000 people a day who will use the station and bus interchange.

"Better connections between trains and buses, better weather protection, real time travel information and many other features will make it a great transport hub and a great destination for workers, students, shoppers and families," she says.

The project is expected to be complete in early 2016 and includes reconstruction and expansion of the bus interchange, new toilet facilities and waiting rooms and improved safety with additional lighting and CCTV.

The project is being delivered by VicRoads and contractor John Holland on behalf of Public Transport Victoria.

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