The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) Inland Rail has released the designs for the new Euroa railway station and is calling for local residents to provide feedback.
The proposed design features a vehicle underpass to replace the Anderson Street bridge, a station forecourt opened to Railway Street, a new station platform, additional car parking and two pedestrian underpasses to provide access between the platforms and connectivity across the precinct.
ARTC Inland Rail will begin a month-long community consultation period to gather feedback on the precinct’s proposed layout, look, feel, and interface with surrounding areas.
Feedback will also be sought on how to acknowledge the history and options to repurpose components of the Euroa goods shed.
The goods shed needs to be removed as it conflicts with the proposed new station infrastructure and is a risk to public safety.
The upgrade to Euroa station forms part of the Inland Rail project.
The Anderson Street bridge will be replaced, and the railway precinct modified to enable double-stacked freight trains to pass safely and ensure everyday products can be delivered faster and more reliably across the country.
A construction contractor for the Euroa railway station precinct will be appointed in 2024 and construction is expected to begin in 2025.
Feedback will continue to be incorporated through to construction and the community will be kept up to date on how it has influenced the design.
ARTC Victoria and South Australian General Manager Projects, Ed Walker, said that the Euroa community is passionate about how Inland Rail is delivered and that their vision for the project is reflected in the latest design of the railway station precinct.
“We thank the community for the feedback on the Anderson Street solution and we’re pleased to advise we will proceed with the vehicle underpass,” Mr Walker said.
“Residents are encouraged to have their say on these exciting new designs. We want to hear the community feedback.”
For more information, visit inlandrail.info/euroa
Featured image: A render of the new Euroa railway station. Image credit: ARTC Inland Rail.