Tenders will be called over the coming weeks for a $24 million upgrade of Donnybrook and Wallan stations in regional Victoria.
An upgraded carpark will aim to double the number of car parking spaces at Donnybrook station while pedestrian access will also be improved around the precinct.
Springs Road will be reconfigured to provide better access and integration for busses and cars, with other improvements including new passenger shelters and two new bus bays.
Security at the station will also be boosted with new CCTV and lighting to be installed on platforms and in the carpark.
Wallan Station will include an extension of the waiting room, new bathrooms, new shelters, additional bus bays and bicycle facilities.
The city-bound platforms at both stations will be extended to accommodate six-carriage trains which allow passengers to enter and exit from all carriage doors and reducing the amount of time trains will need to stop at a station.
The upgrade is part of the $1.57 billion Regional Rail Revival program, which has been funded by both the Federal and Victorian governments.
Victorian Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan said, “We’re investing in these stations and are delivering improvements to make sure they’re safe and comfortable for passengers.”