Contracts have been awarded to deliver three new train stations in Bendigo – giving more options for locals to get on public transport.
Symal Infrastructure will deliver the new stations as part of Bendigo Metro 3, with the new Goornong Station to be delivered first and on track to be completed this year.
The contractor has already commenced site investigations in Goornong and will ramp up works in the coming months, with construction to take place alongside V/Line-delivered track upgrades which will increase the speed of trains between Epsom and Goornong.
The delivery of Huntly Station will follow in mid-2022, fast-tracked by nearly a year, with a new Raywood Station to be completed by late next year.
Each new station will include a single platform and car parking as well as lighting, seating and shelter.
The Andrews Labor Government has invested $49.6 million in Bendigo Metro 3 to give people in these growing communities access to train services close to where they live.
The new stations are being delivered by Rail Projects Victoria as part of the Bendigo and Echuca Line Upgrade.
Locals have also had their say on concept designs for the new stations and a consultation report has now been released.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan
“These new stations will give people better access to public transport and making it a viable option to get people where they need to go.”
“New train stations help communities thrive – creating more opportunities for people to live and work and supports our local economy.”
Reviewed 18 May 2021