Start: July 2016
Finish: Second half 2017
Construction of the new Southland Station is well underway with major works now almost complete and on track to be completed by the end of 2017
On Wednesday 17 May, Minister for Public Transport, Jactina Allan, announced a network-wide timetable change that will occur in August 2017. The new timetable includes an additional two minutes to each of the services on the Frankston line in preparation for the opening of Southland Station later this year.
Following the final weekend occupation to work on the city-bound platform and to relocate cables underground, the structural frame for the station's main entrance was installed in April, as well as the installation of CCTV, lighting poles, PSO buildings and the communications equipment room.
In the coming months the team will focus on fitting out the buildings, installing platform services for water, power, communications and sewerage, as well as constructing the station forecourt area.
The majority of works will continue to take place during the day from 7am to 5pm, Monday to Friday and if required from 7am to 3pm on Saturday. Residents will be notified in advance if works are required outside of these times.
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.
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.
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 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.