Engineering, Passenger Rail

Work begins to find contractor for Southland Station

Southland Station. Photo: PTV

Public Transport Victoria (PTV) has announced the Expression of Interest stage for the detailed design and construction of Southland Station.

Southland is to be a new station on Melbourne’s Frankston line, in the suburb of Cheltenham. It will be put between existing stations at Highett and Cheltenham.

PTV says it’s collating and analysing feedback received from residents and key stakeholders during community consultation held in recent months, and has outlined a plan for a station which includes:

  • ramp and stair access to both platforms
  • a pedestrian underpass
  • a freestanding automated toilet
  • seating and shelter on the platforms
  • CCTV cameras
  • Protective Services Officer (PSO) facilities.

Victorian transport minister Jacinta Allan said the EOI was a major step forward, with the new Southland Station expected to provide thousands of passengers a direct link to the shopping centre for the first time.

“We’re getting on with Southland Station, which will cater for thousands of passengers every day,” Allan said.

“The Expression of Interest will give us the best contractor to design and build the new station, incorporating feedback from local residents, businesses and stakeholders.”

The EOI will be issued on Tenderlink and advertised for three weeks. PTV hopes to begin construction on the station by the end of this year, for a scheduled completion date of 2017.

PTV has announced an estimated cost for the project of $21 million.