Final designs have been released for the new Clayton Station, one of five stations being rebuilt as part of the Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Removal Project.

Lighting, modern toilets, CCTV and a ground-level waiting room will all be features of the modern facility, set to open in 2018 when trains begin running on a new elevated rail line.

Stairs, escalators and large-sized lifts (with backup power) will give access to the elevated platforms, and a new parkiteer bike cage will provide cyclists with secure parking.

A dedicated bus link road is also being incorporated into the design, meaning hundreds of commuters – including school students – who transit to the station by bus each day will no longer have to cross busy Clayton Road to reach the station. Instead, buses will move freely through the station area to drop off and pick up passengers.

Of the five new train stations being rebuilt as part of the project, Clayton’s will boast the largest landscaped forecourt, providing space to sit and relax for shoppers and commuters alike.

The new station precinct also includes plans for Clayton’s original timber station building. Built in 1891, the heritage-listed building will be relocated and transformed into a new public facility.

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