The new Reservoir Station is set to open in Victoria once removal of a dangerous and congested level crossing has finished, Victoria’s Level Crossing Removal Project announced last week.
The High Street level crossing removed within the year, and trains will start travelling on the Reservoir rail bridge and stopping at the new Reservoir Station from mid- December this year.
Before the new station can open, however, workers will demolish the old Reservoir Station platforms and install new track and overhead wires.
Once the old ground-level tracks are removed, work will begin to complete the new station with new lifts, staff facilities, awaiting room, kiosk and parking facilities. This will be completed in 2020.
Landscaping work will also commence towards new community spaces, including the planting of 330 extra trees. This is intended to improve pedestrian connectivity between Edwardes Street and Broadway.
The current temporary station facilities on High Street will still be in use until the new station facilities are complete in 2020, including the temporary access via stairs.
Passengers who require lift access will be provided with alternative transport between Regent and Reservoir stations, according to a government statement.