Only a short two-minute walk from Asset Management Council’s office lays the Oakleigh Railway Station, the latest station to get the go-ahead from the Victorian government for an upgrade.
Asset management is everywhere, but it’s exciting to see it so close to home.
The Minister for Transport Infrastructure, Jacinta Allen, announced the works which will reinvigorate the station and its outlying areas, all while trains are kept running. A new underpass with redesigned ramps on both sides and direct access to city-bound trains feature in the $26 million project1. Also planned are two lifts, better lighting and security cameras, and new shelters to provide protection from the weather.
Currently, pedestrian access to the station is by a shallow and aged underpass. It is the only crossing between the north and south sides of the station with commuters accessing a central island for city-bound services. The area is often congested, with three designated pick-up and drop-off zones, all close to the action of the hub of the mall and other retail attractions.
Works have already commenced at the station, with its completion expected late-2020. The upgrade is welcome news, highlighting the government’s understanding of asset management objectives and safety management for the people of Victoria and its visitors.
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