Hurstbridge Line Duplication community update – December 2020
15 Dec 2020
Your new Greensborough, Montmorency and Diamond Creek Station Precincts
The Victorian Government is investing $530 million in the second stage of the Hurstbridge Line Duplication that will deliver further improvements, including more train services, less crowding on peak trains and better connections to public transport in Melbourne’s north east.
Works include building new modern stations at Greensborough and Montmorency, and duplicating the rail track between Greensborough and Montmorency and between Diamond Creek and Wattle Glen, to allow more trains to run more often.
In October and November we asked the community to give us feedback on the Greensborough and Montmorency station precincts and what's important to you.
At Greensborough, we heard your top priorities were better pedestrian access to the station, better connections between the station, and its surrounds, and car parking.
At Montmorency, we heard landscaping and vegetation was a priority, as well as updated station facilities with all abilities access and more weather protection.
- Safer straight platforms
- Improved connections and better all-abilities access
- More station parking
- Over 1,900 trees and 37,500 plants, shrubs and grasses to be planted
Improved Rail Services
- Every 7 minutes from Greensborough
- Every 10 minutes from Montmorency and Eltham
- Every 20 minutes from Diamond Creek, Wattle Glen and Hurstbridge
- Two additional services from Hurstbridge
- Five additional services on the Mernda line
Greensborough Station precinct
At Greensborough we’ll build a new, modern station with improved connections and access.
A feature of the new station is a covered pedestrian bridge and concourse making it easier to cross the rail corridor between Poulter Avenue and Para Road, as well as improve connectivity between Para Road, the Plenty River Trail and the local Greensborough shopping precinct.
The covered pedestrian bridge will be accessible 24 hours a day. It will be built at street level on Para Road, providing all abilities access throughout the precinct. The current long, steep ramps at Greensborough will be replaced with stairs and lifts down to the Poulter Avenue car park and the station platforms for easier access for all passengers.
Passengers with a disability will have access to clearly marked parking close to the station entrances.
New straight platforms will enhance passenger safety. This is because a curved track presents a gap between the train and the platform, increasing the risk of trips and falls.
The new Greensborough Station will have a concourse and station entry which extends across the existing Para Road car park, and bus facilities will be improved as part of the government's commitment to the new Greensborough Station. Sixty car parks will be impacted by the changes of the layout of the new station.
More station parking
The Victorian Government is delivering on its promise to create more car spaces at Greensborough and Montmorency Stations.
Planning is underway for 100 car spaces at Greensborough Station and 30 at Montmorency Station as part of the Car Parks for Commuters program.
This will free up local streets and make it easier for people to catch the train.
Montmorency Station precinct
Montmorency Station will have more weather protection as well as updated station facilities. The new Montmorency Station will remain in the heart of Montmorency Village with the main station entrance aligning with Were Street. The two new straight platforms will shift around 100 metres west.
Modern safety and accessibility standards require all new platforms to be on a straight section of track and the new Montmorency Station will have two new straight platforms, improving safety for all passengers.
With the second platform on the Mayona Road side, there will also be a station entrance and a new pedestrian crossing from Mayona Road, to give passengers living on the northern side of the station better access to the station. The new pedestrian crossing will be built to align with Were Street, creating a seamless connection across the rail line.
Landscaping and pathways will maintain the village feel of Montmorency, with over 700 trees and 15,000 plants, shrubs and grasses to be planted in the new station precinct.
There will be new passenger car parking in and around the station, which will reduce the number of commuter cars parked in local streets. Passengers with a disability will have access to clearly marked parking close to the station entrances.
There will be a new safe and secure bike storage, plus more bike hoops outside the station.
Over 700 trees and 15,000 plants, shrubs and grasses will be planted in the new Montmorency station precinct to extend the bushland feel of the local areas.
Diamond Creek Station platform upgrade
Platform 2 at Diamond Creek Station is being upgraded to accommodate the increased usage once the duplicated track is completed. Platform 2 will be used for all city bound services.
The platform will be wider, with an upgraded, wider ramp for all-abilities access. New weather protection will be built on the platform to provide shelter for passengers, and improved lighting will increase safety. The pedestrian crossing between platforms 1 and 2 will be upgraded as part of these works.
A new pedestrian connection will be constructed at the Parkway Drain behind Diamond Valley College, to enable safe access across the duplicated rail line for students and pedestrians.
*Timeline above subject to change
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