Coburg and Moreland stations set to open and final open space designs released
26 Nov 2020
The new stations at Coburg and Moreland are set to open to passengers on Monday 14 December, following the removal of four level crossings on the Upfield line at Moreland Road in Brunswick, and Reynard Street, Munro Street and Bell Street in Coburg.
Although trains have been running on the Upfield line since early November, crews have been continuing work to get the stations ready for passengers.
New station features
The stations at Coburg and Moreland offer improved accessibility, with lifts and stairs to take passengers from the concourse to the train platforms.
Brand new station facilities at the Premium Coburg Station include a customer service office, accessible toilets, Protective Services Officers (PSO) pod and a climate-controlled waiting area, as well as sheltered seating on the platforms.
At Moreland Station, the smaller of the two, there’ll be sheltered seating on the platforms, new PSO facilities, and local Wurundjeri heritage incorporated in the landscaping around the station.
As work continues on the landscaping and open space underneath the rail line, the car parks at both stations will open early next year. Alternative car parks are available at nearby Batman Station.
Bicycle parking, including the Parkiteer cages will open in mid 2021.
Passengers will need to enter both Moreland and Coburg stations from the Eastern side of the rail line, with the remaining entrances to the stations to open mid next year, when pedestrian and cycling paths are complete.
In January, the construction team will start work on the open space underneath the rail line, planting 3000 trees and shrubs and more than 130,000 grasses and seedlings.
The Bell to Moreland design team has been working with key stakeholders to finalise elements of the open space areas underneath the rail line. The final open space designs respond to community feedback and deliver integrated and connected spaces right along the corridor.
Catering to a mix of ages and uses, the new open spaces in Brunswick and Coburg will feature three half size basketball courts, playgrounds, a dog park, table tennis tables, skating and parkour area, and exercise equipment for the community to enjoy.
The open space under the rail line is expected to be completed in mid 2021.