Drouin Station works expected to finish next week
Baw Baw News By William PJ Kulich // 15:55, Wednesday 7 November 2012
Stationary: Workers on Drouin Station’s Platform 2 pause ahead of a train passing. Photos: William PJ Kulich.
WORKS to upgrade the Drouin Railway Station are scheduled to be completed next week ahead of the station building being repainted next year.
A V/Line spokesperson told The Warragul Citizen the upgrades are intended to make the station compliant with the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA).
“The Drouin Station upgrade is part of complying with DDA and ensuring there are tactiles, those bumpy tiles that line the platform, for the sight impaired,” the spokesperson said.
“The platform surface is also in need of repair so we are redoing that as well.”
Asphalting machinery on Platform 1.
Both platforms were dug up during the works, allowing V/Line to conduct other maintenance works.
“While the platform was dug up, we also took the opportunity to do extensive works on the station sewerage line,” the spokesperson said.
As part of the maintenance rusty fencing on both side of the subway has been replaced with metal picket fencing.
Weather could however slow progress.
“Unfortunately, the rain has made it extremely difficult for us, but all being well with the weather we expect works to be complete next week,” the spokesperson said.
The spokesperson said the building will be repainted in January or February next year.
At work: Drouin Station upgrades are scheduled to be finished next week.
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