Vic PT hub upgrade


A steering committee has been formed to work towards a business case for the redevelopment of a new Box Hill station and bus interchange in Melbourne

 

The suburb has been identified as one of the fastest growing areas in Melbourne and an agreement to upgrade its public transport infrastructure was agreed on earlier this year.

Victorian Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan says the committee will build on the work of the Ministerial Advisory Group, which provided options to the Minister for Public Transport to improve the commercial and transport hub in Box Hill.

"This steering committee will give locals a voice, and help get the planning right for the Box Hill interchange redevelopment," she says.

"I thank and acknowledge the work of the Box Hill Ministerial Advisory Group, which means we can now get on to developing a business case for the project.

"We’ve already delivered vital upgrade to services and infrastructure at Box Hill interchange, and will continue to look for further improvements while the business case is developed."

A new route 201 bus service has already been added to the network as a direct link for students and locals between Box Hill Station and Deakin University.

Other planned upgrades will include adding pedestrian crossings, installing better ramps and additional signage to increase accessibility and expanding the presence of staff and security. 

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