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Boronia Railway Station Boronia VIC

Boronia Railway Station Boronia VIC

Project Description

One of Melbourne’s first modern railway station upgrades, Boronia Station includes a glass enclosed pedestrian arcade spanning over the railway tracks with lift and stair access to the centre platforms below.

It was upgraded to a ‘premium standard’ station in July 1996 as part of an overall rail lowering project removing the nearby road level crossing diagonally straddling one of Melbourne’s major intersections. The Boronia Rail Lowering project required lowering the existing track by up to 7 metres and realignment over 1.5 kms.

The project was designed and constructed on a fast-tracked method in difficult geotechnical conditions whilst keeping both road and rail traffic in constant operation.

The major objectives of the Boronia Rail Crossing Project were to overcome problems at the Boronia Road/Dorset Road intersection without compromising the amenity of the adjacent shopping centre.

These broad objectives were broken down into more specific key objectives which included the reduction of delays at the Boronia Rd level crossing, improve safety for road users and pedestrians, reduce operating costs for freight vehicles, improve the amenity of the Boronia township, maximize opportunities for future commercial development over and adjacent to the lowered railway line and provide a new ‘premium standard’ station.

Project Info

Value

$30 million

Type

Railway Platform, Pedestrian Bridge Link, Lift, Public Stair, Shops, Amenities

Size

800m² floor area

Completed

1998

Collaboration

Design Concept by Peter Crick in association with Perrott Lyon Mathieson Architects