New station at Southland
Start: Second half 2016
Finish: Second half 2017
Early works for the new Southland Station were completed at the end of March 2016. This work included the installation of track drainage as well as raising the tracks to provide a straight track for the new station.
Coleman Rail was awarded the construction contract in late July 2016, following a three-month tender process. The team began setting up their site compound in the Southland shopping centre car park at the end of July 2016. Main works have now commenced.
The first part of the main works involves constructing the underpass which will connect the two platforms, allowing train customers to access platform 1 from the station entrance.
The station will be built under a 'design and construct' process, which means, the design is subject to changes as the project goes into the delivery phase.
The majority of works will take place during the day from 7am to 5pm, Monday to Friday and if required from 9am to 3pm on Saturday. Some works may need to be carried out on weeknights after passage of the last train. Residents will be notified in advance when night works take place.
The station is on track to be completed by the end of 2017.
Southland Station will be located on the Frankston line between Highett and Cheltenham stations.
The new station has been designed to be modern, safe and accessible for all members of the community and will include the following features:
- Ramp and stair access to both platforms
- A pedestrian underpass
- Accessible public toilets
- Seating and shelter on the platforms
- CCTV cameras on both platforms
- Passenger information displays
- Protective Services Officer (PSO) facilities.
Southland Station will be located next to Southland shopping centre to provide direct and safe access for shoppers and staff.
The new station will also improve transport access for the local community and provide an alternative to Highett and Cheltenham stations.
Once open, the station will operate in line with all other stations on the Frankston line, and will cater for an estimated 4,400 passengers every day.
Planned weekend works
Metro will be carrying out works in the rail corridor between Bay Road and Heather Grove for construction of the new Southland Station.
Works will include preparation of the underpass connecting the station platforms, installation of rail delineation fencing and digging of cable pit routes. All activities will take place between 1am on Saturday 27 August; and 4am on Monday 29 August. Works are expected to be completed by 4am on Monday 29 August.
To minimise construction impacts, the construction team will aim to reduce excessive noise and minimise disturbance to residents.
While we will make every effort to complete works within these time frames, some activities may need to be rescheduled in the event of bad weather or other unavoidable circumstances.
We thank you in advance for your understanding during these works.
On Monday 15 August 2016, Minister for Public Transport, Jacinta Allan, announced that the start of major construction for the new Southland station will commence. You can read the Minister's media release here.
The release of the Expression of Interest (EOI) for the new station at Southland was announced by the Minister on Monday 25 May 2015. You can read the Minister’s media release here.
On Monday 2 March 2015, Minister for Public Transport, Jacinta Allan, announced that the new station at Southland would feature customer toilets, after listening to community feedback. You can read the Minister's media release here.
For more information, please contact Public Transport Victoria on 1800 800 007.
You can also contact the project team by completing an online enquiry form.