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. This work included the installation of track drainage as well as raising the tracks to provide a straight track for the new station.

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 first part of the main works involves constructing the underpass which will connect the two platforms, allowing train customers to access platform 1 from the station entrance.

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.

The new station will also improve transport access for the local community and provide an alternative to Highett and Cheltenham stations.

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.

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.