New train station announced in Toolern precinct

Published on 03 November 2017

The State Government has today announced a brand new train station will be built in the Toolern precinct, on the Ballarat line.

The new station will be built between Rockbank and Melton, and will be ready for commuters by late 2019.

While the Toolern precinct currently has a population of 1000, it is expected to jump to 55,000 people.

The new station will be located near Ferris Rd, in Melton South.

Some of the key features of the station include car parking, a bus interchange and bike storage.

City of Melton locals will get an opportunity to have their say on the station’s concept designs in comings weeks.

City of Melton Mayor, Cr Bob Turner, said Council was ecstatic with the announcement.

“Council has been advocating to the State Government for a new train station on behalf of our residents for years and we’re excited that plans and works are finally underway,” Cr Turner said.

“A new train station at Toolern is fantastic news, and will help service the rapidly growing population in the City of Melton.

“Access to close public transport will only provide greater incentive for more people to move to our thriving City.”