Start: July 2016
Finish: November 2017
Southland Station now open
Southland Station opened on Sunday 26 November 2017.
Located on the Frankston line, the new station was designed to be modern, safe and accessible for all members of the community and includes:
- ramp and stair access to both platforms
- a pedestrian underpass
- free-standing, automated and accessible toilets
- seating and shelter on the platforms
- CCTV cameras on both platforms
- passenger information displays
- bicycle hoops in the station precinct
- Protective Services Officer (PSO) facilities.
Train services to Frankston are from Platform 2 on the shopping centre side of the station. A pedestrian underpass from the main station forecourt provides access to Platform 1 for city-bound train services.
The new station improves transport connections for the local community, provides direct access to Southland shopping centre, and delivers an alternative option to the neighbouring Highett and Cheltenham stations.
PTV held community consultation on the design and location of the new station at Southland between March and May 2015. A report detailing the results of the consultation was released in February 2016 and is available for download below. The report outlines the feedback we received and how it was considered as we finalised the overarching design of the project.
Download the Southland Station - community and stakeholder feedback summary report (PDF) 5.1MB
Download the Southland Station - community and stakeholder feedback summary report - accessible version (DOCX) 79MB
The final overarching station design, which was refined from the original plan based on the feedback we received, was also released in February 2016. The design now includes connections to the adjacent Garfield Lane and will be future-proofed to allow for second and third entrances from Tulip Grove and Garfield Lane if required in the future.
On Sunday 26 November 2017, Minister for Public Transport, Jacinta Allan, officially announced Southland Station's opening. You can read the Minister's media release here.
On Sunday 22 October 2017, Minister for Industry and Employment, Ben Carroll, announced that Southland Station will open from first service on Sunday 26 November 2017. You can read the Minister's media release here.
On Wednesday 17 May 2017, Minister for Public Transport, Jacinta Allan, announced a network-wide timetable change that will include the new station at Southland. The new timetable will occur in August 2017. You can read the Minister's media release here.
On Monday 15 August 2016, Minister for Public Transport, Jacinta Allan, announced that the start of major construction for the new Southland station will commence. You can read the Minister's media release here.
The release of the Expression of Interest (EOI) for the new station at Southland was announced by the Minister on Monday 25 May 2015. You can read the Minister’s media release here.
On Monday 2 March 2015, Minister for Public Transport, Jacinta Allan, announced that the new station at Southland would feature customer toilets, after listening to community feedback. You can read the Minister's media release here.
For more information, please contact Public Transport Victoria on 1800 800 007.
You can also contact the project team by completing an online enquiry form.