The final design for Hughesdale Station has been released as part of the level crossing removal project in Victoria.
The station will be rebuilt as an elevated railway station on the west side of Poath Road to create convenient access to shops and connections to public transport.
The final design takes into account feedback from the community, with key changes made to the preliminary design including a reduction in the height of the station canopy, improved layout of the station precinct at ground level, and improved lighting and security features.
The new station has been designed with safety and convenience in mind, and will be equipped with the following facilities:
- Safer access for passengers changing from bus to train via dedicated bus stops next to the station
- CCTV cameras, lighting and Protective Services Officer (PSO) facilities
- Escalators, stairs and lifts for improved accessibility and pedestrian flow
- Large sections of covered platform and a waiting room
- Commuter toilets, including accessible and ambulant toilets, and baby change facilities for passenger use during station operation hours
- New public information displays and hearing loops in waiting areas and on platforms
- A new Parkiteer (secure bicycle parking cage) and bicycle hoops located close to shared use paths and the station entrance
- Taxi bays, commuter parking including disability permit parking, and dedicated drop-off zones