Broadmeadows Station in north-west Melbourne is being upgraded to enable safer and easier access for passengers.
Four new myki readers are being installed, while new toilets and a new ramp for the station entrance being constructed to enable greater accessibility to the station people using mobility aids, carrying luggage and for parents with young children and prams.
In addition to the station upgrade, traffic and pedestrian safety improvements have been completed at the Pascoe Vale Road and Dimboola Road intersection. The slip lane on Dimboola Road has been removed, and a new footpath and signalled turning lane for vehicles has been constructed.
State transport minister Jacinta Allan and MP for Broadmeadows Frank McGuire visited the station on Tuesday to inspect the works currently underway.
“As Broadmeadows grows, we’re making sure we give locals the station and transport upgrades they deserve,” McGuire said.
The Broadmeadows Station pedestrian subway is also receiving upgrades, including repainting works and new lighting to improve safety for commuters travelling after dark, with all work at the station to be complete by early October.
Allan said a business case to investigate further upgrades to Broadmeadows Station is currently in development.
“Over the coming weeks, passengers will see more improvements and better access to the station,” Allan said, “and we’ve already started the work to explore what else can be done.”