The Andrews Labor Government has added platform shelters, raised boarding pads and installed tactile ground surface pads at Mount Waverley Station to boost accessibility for passengers.
Member for Eastern Metropolitan Shaun Leane today announced works have been completed at Mount Waverley Station, as part of a $6.1 million project to improve accessibility at stations across metropolitan Melbourne.
New shelters will provide protection from the weather for all passengers, especially at the front of the platform where passengers using a wheelchair or a mobility scooter as well as parents with prams often board.
New raised boarding pads at each platform align with the first carriage of the train, making boarding even easier for passengers.
Tactile ground surface pads have been replaced at the station, which help vision impaired people understand where they are on the platform or at the station when using a cane.
The position of the existing emergency exit has also been moved to give better access to passengers, while the drains near the exit have been covered to prevent any potential tripping hazards.
Additionally, bike lockers have been moved to allow greater access to the station building.
This comes as two accessible toilets were previously installed at the station under the same program.
The upgrades provide better access to the station for vision impaired people travelling on the Glen Waverley line to Vision Australia in Kooyong.
Works started in early June and were completed in late August. Passengers seeking further information about station facilities can call 1800 800 007 or visit ptv.vic.gov.au.
Quotes attributable to the Member for Eastern Metropolitan Shaun Leane
“By installing these upgrades, we’re making Mount Waverley Station more useable for people with a range of needs.”
“With many passengers on this line going to Vision Australia in Kooyong, we’ve improved the station for the vision impaired by replacing ground surface pads.”
“We’re building a more user-friendly, frequent and reliable public transport system for all Victorians.”