Facilities upgrade for Flinders Street Station
Added: 25 May 2016
Passengers using Flinders Street Station will soon benefit from improved toilet facilities as the next phase of the $100m refurbishment of this iconic Melbourne building gets underway.
Works to completely refurbish the men’s, women’s and accessible toilets and baby change facility in the station’s main concourse will commence on 6 June and run for eight weeks.
The refurbishment includes increasing the number of cubicles, relocated and new accessible toilet facilities for passengers with disabilities, new baby change facilities, new fittings, retiling, repainting and providing better ventilation.
With the existing main concourse toilets closed during the refurbishment, provision is being made for alternative facilities nearby for passengers and staff.
Toilets in the Elizabeth Street subway will remain open with extended hours for the duration of works and 12 portable toilets will be available between Platforms 1 and 14 beneath the main concourse.
Opening hours of the Travellers Aid facilities in the station concourse will also be extended during this period to ensure the provision of fully accessible bathroom and baby change facilities for patrons and staff.
People can also access the nearby public toilets at Federation Square which will remain open from 7am to midnight.
The station’s Elizabeth Street subway toilets will be upgraded later in 2016, with design works already underway.
Upgrades to the public address system and lighting on the station platforms at Flinders Street Station are also in progress.
These works all form part of the $100 million Flinders Street Station Upgrade announced in 2015 by the Victorian Government.
Delivered in two stages, the Flinders Street Station Upgrade project will improve the customer experience for over 200,000 passengers every day and includes the repair and refurbishment of the administration building.
The Flinders Street Station Upgrade will be complete in 2018.
Quotes to be attributed to Public Transport Victoria Executive Director Customer Experience Alan Fedda:
“As the busiest station on Victoria’s network, it is important that Flinders Street Station is equipped with modern passenger facilities to cater for the growing numbers of visitors, tourists and commuters.
“This refurbishment will provide excellent modern facilities creating a more enjoyable travel experience for the hundreds of people who use the main concourse toilets every day.”
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