Ringwood Station and Bus Interchange Upgrade
Modern, integrated transport facilities for Ringwood
The new Ringwood Station and bus interchange is now complete with all new features fully operational. The $66 million has delivered a modern, integrated transport facilities to Ringwood.
The vibrant new station precinct provides a seamless interchange and is contributing to the Ringwood Metropolitan Activities Area becoming a safer, more accessible and attractive place for people to live, work and visit.
Construction was completed in January 2016. Works to upgrade the station and expand the bus interchange were delivered by VicRoads on behalf of Public Transport Victoria.
Station Upgrade Concept Design
The concept for the Station precinct upgrade was developed in consultation with local representatives and public transport users. Features include:
- a major upgrade of Ringwood Station to provide full accessibility and improve pedestrian amenity and shelter
- a major new pedestrian concourse
- an upgrade of the heritage-listed brick station building
- reconstruction and expansion of the bus interchange
- new toilet facilities
- creation of a new, high-quality and landscaped station forecourt
- a new signalised pedestrian crossing of Maroondah Highway, with more frequent crossing opportunities
- encouraging through traffic using the Maroondah Highway in central Ringwood to use the Ringwood Bypass
Disability Discrimination Act compliant access to all platforms will ensure they are accessible for all passengers including parents with prams, passengers using wheelchairs, older Victorians and school children with bikes.
The precinct will also integrate with other development plans for Ringwood including a major expansion of Eastland Shopping Centre, a new Town Square, a new library, learning and cultural centre and the redevelopment of the former Ringwood Market site.
To maintain important heritage in Ringwood, the existing historic brick station building nearest to Eastland Shopping Centre will be retained and the Clocktower Park will be protected.
There have been additional significant works undertaken in Ringwood to improve transport access - such as Larissa Avenue's Lake to Creek Link and Ringwood Street.