Designs for the new Hallam Station in Melbourne’s south-east have been released, as part of the Hallam Road Level Crossing Removal Project.
The station designs have incorporated community feedback, including safer pedestrian access across Hallam Road, which was a key priority for 96 per cent of people who participated in the community consultation.
Designs for the elevated rail line now feature platforms spanning Hallam Road and station entrances, lifts and stairs on both sides of the road, so commuters can catch the train without crossing busy Hallam Road.
Its design features architectural screens that will turn the new station, used by 2,200 people each day, into a local landmark.
The level crossing removals, Metro Tunnel and new high-capacity trains will together create capacity for 121,000 extra passengers each week on the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines during peak periods – a 45 per cent increase.
Major works will start on the Hallam Road Level Crossing Removal Project at the end of 2020, with the Hallam Road level crossing to be removed in 2022.
The Victorian Government is seeking community input on the colour palettes to be used on seats, concrete columns and other station features.
Options include bright colours to contrast with the white screening, and to guide people to key areas.
For more information, and to provide feedback, click here.