Work is underway on 40 new parking spaces for commuters at Jordanville station, relieving parking pressures and providing easier access to services.
The new spaces will boost parking at the station by nearly 25 per cent, up to a total of 205 spaces, with the upgrade to also include new lighting and CCTV.
Crews and equipment will transform vacant land to the east and west of the station into the new spaces, with work on new footpaths to the station also underway.
Nearly half a million commuters use Jordanville Station each year. With the car park often full by 7.30am on weekdays, commuters are forced to park in nearby residential streets or go to another station further up the line.
A new secure Parkiteer bicycle cage will also be built and 15 bike hoops installed to make it more convenient for people to ride to the station.
The project is part of the Andrews Labor Government’s Car Parks for Commuters program, which is delivering 11,000 new and upgraded parking spaces at train stations across the state.
The project is one of several upgrades for the Glen Waverley line, with two level crossings already removed at Burke Road in Glen Iris and Toorak Road in Kooyong.
The proposed Suburban Rail Loop Station at Glen Waverley will slash travel times for locals and be a major interchange for people heading to Monash, Deakin and La Trobe Universities.