Artists impression of Southland Station platform 2

Southland Station


$21 million


Start: Second half 2016

Finish: Second half 2017

Project update

Early works for the new Southland Station were completed at the end of March 2016.

Coleman Rail was awarded the construction contract in late July 2016, following a three-month tender process. The team began setting up their site compound in the Southland shopping centre car park at the end of July 2016. Main works are now well underway.

The majority of works will take place during the day from 7am to 5pm, Monday to Friday and if required from 7am to 3pm on Saturday. Some works may need to be carried out on weeknights after passage of the last train. Residents will be notified in advance when night works take place.

The station is on track to be completed by the end of 2017.

View the overarching design for Southland Station

View the high level architectural design - main entry view

Project description

Southland Station will be located on the Frankston line between Highett and Cheltenham stations.

The new station has been designed to be modern, safe and accessible for all members of the community and will include the following features:

  • Ramp and stair access to both platforms
  • A pedestrian underpass
  • Accessible public toilets
  • Seating and shelter on the platforms
  • CCTV cameras on both platforms
  • Passenger information displays
  • Protective Services Officer (PSO) facilities.

Project benefits

Southland Station will be located next to Southland shopping centre to provide direct and safe access for shoppers and staff.

Once open, the station will operate in line with all other stations on the Frankston line, and will cater for an estimated 4,400 passengers every day.

Consultation results

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.

Weekend works

Metro will be carrying out weekend works in the rail corridor between Bay Road and Heather Grove for construction of the new Southland Station.

The weekend works will include finishing works on the Frankston bound station platform and preparation works on the overhead structures. All activities will take place between 8pm on Friday 10 February and 4am on Monday 13 February. Works are expected to be completed by 4am on Monday 13 February.

To minimise construction impacts, the Metro team and contractors will aim to reduce excessive noise and minimise disturbance to residents.

While we will make every effort to complete works within these time frames, some activities may need to be rescheduled in the event of bad weather or other unavoidable circumstances.

We thank you in advance for your understanding during these works.

Media releases

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.

Contact us

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.