Balaclava Station Makeover Underway
Written on the 1 July 2013
Recently I joined the Premier Denis Napthine, Minister for Public Transport Terry Mulder, Member for Caulfield David Southwick and Member for Prahran Clem Newton-Brown to inspect the work already underway as part of a comprehensive $13.3 million makeover of Balaclava Railway Station.
The makeover will provide the station with new stairs, wider platforms with wheelchair shelters, improved passenger information, waiting rooms and restroom facilities. In addition the works will also ensure a safer station for commuters with a new booking office to be staffed from the first to the last train, improved CCTV cameras and facilities for Protective Service Officers (PSOs) to patrol from 6pm until the last train.
Since coming to office the Victorian Coalition Government has introduced 1,078 extra weekly suburban train trips, and the rebuilding of Balaclava station will improve peak hour train frequency on the Sandringham line.
Member for Caulfield David Southwick said “The Coalition Government’s PSOs have already shown their value at many Melbourne railway stations. Their great work will be complemented by these improvements.”