I can't see the point of public loos if it's close to the shopping centre.
Its servicing a shopping centre, and will see at least 4400 passengers a day? Cutting amenities is going to backfire and be impossible to undo. It'll be worse than Box Hill.
From the article: "Large metal gantries above the tracks would also go"
Will be interesting to see how they intend to hold up the wires then.
How ridiculous Westfield benefits in that station attracts extra shoppers to Southland, but does not contribute a single cent.
For the price quoted for a basic station it must be gold plated . This one is another Transport "Blue Hills" . We will believe it if and when it ever gets built . Why do we need PSO cells when Westfield is closed most nights after 1900 ? Again ridiculous waste of money PSO's and cells for 2 late shopping nights a week .
is there precedent in melbourne in building railway stations without toilets?
Toilets or no Toilets that is an obscene amount of money for a railway station at that location. Is the price a joke?
Anywhere else it would be $3-$5m plus or minus 20%
Where is Grosso when you need him?
Has anyone said or suggested the railway station should not be built ?
What I have read is the value fe money argument. As many have suggested and we have all witnessed rail projects managed by Victrack and other agencies in Victoria just don't manage these projects efficiently and with value for money in mind.
Even myself I feel the price tag is huge for a railway station so small.
And we're not even getting a decent station for that price. Even Adelaide can build decent new stations cheaply such as the new Showgrounds station. Features 3 platforms with a large roof, a footbridge with a lift and some ramps, all for only $16.5 million. If they can get good value for money when building new stations why can't we?
I remain unconvinced of any need for a Southland station.despite the relative inconvenience of Cheltenham being a short distance from the shopping centre. Many people walk that. There are very few homes which would be closer to Southland than to Cheltenham to offer out-of-shopping-hours traffic.
Why have Southland station suffer the same fate within a few months of opening.
has the vic government released any artists impressions illustrating the proposed look of the planned station? would be interesting to see where the money is going.