Metlink wrote:New Thomastown Station building opens on Saturday, 12 November 2011. The new station is on the newly constructed second platform on the east side (Station Street side) of the new second track.
Following the station opening, the existing station building will be demolished and passengers can use the new station building facilities.
Trains to and from the city will continue to arrive and depart from the existing platform on the west side (High Street side) of the rail line until Monday, 28 November 2011.
The new two way track to Epping and the new Epping Station will be fully operational by Monday, 28 November.
Features of the new station include:
Station staff on duty from first train to last (Premium Station).
A new waiting room with toilets for passengers and station staff.
Improved security with more CCTV security cameras providing live coverage of all areas of the station and car parks.
Improved station and platform lighting.
Installation of passenger information displays showing train timetable information.
Secure bike storage facilities.
Canopies to provide more shelter on the platforms.
This new station forms part of the South Morang rail extension project. For more information on the South Morang rail extension project visit transport.vic.gov.au (link opens in a new window)
Some minor timetable changes to eliminate the wait for trains to cross at Keon Park and Lalor. See Metlink timetables for details.