Structures being built at stations?

 
  Mcnugget Beginner

I've recently noticed a structure that's been built at Ivanhoe station and another in the process of being built at Fairfield, does anyone know what these are? they are boxes about 6 metres wide and 3 metres high with a dark tinted window in the middle.

Thanks

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  Gauntlet Chief Commissioner

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Are you referring to the buildings used by Protective Service Officers or is it something less obvious?
  ALMOST610 Station Master

It would be the PSO Buildings, I've seen them going up at a few stations (One Under construction at Ringwood East currently)
  Gauntlet Chief Commissioner

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There are pics of them here http://railgallery.wongm.com/protective-services-officers/
This site http://ptv.vic.gov.au/getting-around/travelling-safely/train-safety/victoria-police-protective-services-officers/
has a list of the 70 stations where PSOs are currently operating.
  Mcnugget Beginner

There are pics of them here http://railgallery.wongm.com/protective-services-officers/
This site http://ptv.vic.gov.au/getting-around/travelling-safely/train-safety/victoria-police-protective-services-officers/
has a list of the 70 stations where PSOs are currently operating.
Gauntlet
Yep, they're the ones!
  Madjikthise Deputy Commissioner

And they cost more to build than your average house.

Actually that's wrong. The government has been charged more for them than a reasonably large house actually costs to build.
  alstom_888m Chief Commissioner

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Why would they not use the existing (and in many cases, unused) station buildings? It would be cheaper and in many cases; less of an eyesore.
  Flygon Train Controller

Location: Australia
They're too lazy to put up police ribbons on structures, and you'd inevitably get community complaints that they uglify the train station.

That, and it'd bring attention to the fact the station buildings are unused.
  LamontCranston Chief Commissioner

New construction means deals for mates.
  wolfpac Minister for Railways

Location: Over here...
I'm actually (pleasantly?) surprised how well they integrated the PSO office in with the rest of Melton station. Same colour paint, virtually the same structure as the station and other sheds on the station. Thankfully it wasn't one of those blue and white Borg buildings!

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  bramt Deputy Commissioner

They're too lazy to put up police ribbons on structures, and you'd inevitably get community complaints that they uglify the train station.

That, and it'd bring attention to the fact the station buildings are unused.
Flygon
You mean building new boxes uglify the stations, right? Using existing buildings doesn't uglify anything...
There's plenty of empty station buildings & rooms.