Local stations to undergo upgrade

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Transport Pillar

More than $3 million will be spent by the State Government to upgrade three Geelong line train stations.

North Shore, Lara and North Geelong will undergo improvements including installation of public address systems, CCTV and seating, and upgrades to toilets, lighting and access points for those with a disability.

The works are part of a $24 million investment that will upgrade 16 train stations across the state, not only improving visitor experience and the public transport network, but supporting hundreds of local jobs through the coronavirus pandemic.

The upgrades will create and support more than 600 local jobs, helping Victorian families and businesses across the state.

The upgrades include new passenger information screens, public address equipment and disability shelters, as well as extra car parks, toilet facilities and bike parking racks.

They will make the stations and public transport network safer and more accessible, and respond to feedback from passengers about how stations can be improved.

The improvements will also boost economic activity to suburbs and regional towns to support local recovery efforts and keep Victoria moving as the state recovers from the coronavirus pandemic.

For more information about the program and the improvements it will deliver, visit transport.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/building-works