South Yarra Station is struggling to serve over 13,000 commuters each day.
Inaction by successive Liberal and Labor governments has resulted in a congested single entrance, overcrowded trains and unsafe pedestrian crossings.
$2 million dollars have been committed to plan an upgrade to South Yarra station.
The plan is due to be completed next year and the government have stated they will work with residents, traders and the local council on options for a better station.
After extensive community support for an upgrade including over 1,300 signatures on my upgrade South Yarra station petition, this announcement is a welcome breakthrough.
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Upgrade South Yarra Station Survey
To ensure our community’s voice is heard, Sam initiated an Upgrade South Yarra station survey to determine what commuters’ highest priorities for an upgrade are.
The response was very encouraging, with 975 submissions received. Respondents’ top priorities for an upgrade to South Yarra station include: an interchange with Melbourne Metro; a northern entrance with a platform overpass; an expanded front foyer; maintaining heritage character; and a safe pedestrian crossing at Yarra Street.
The full results have been forwarded to the Minister for Public Transport.
Click here to download the Upgrade South Yarra Station Survey Results.