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Platforms 15 and 16

On 22 December 2013, Geelong line services began using dedicated V/Line tracks between South Kensington and the new platforms 15 and 16 at Southern Cross Station.

The new track and platforms, built as part of the Regional Rail Link project, eliminate the first of many bottlenecks that the project will remove, providing a more streamlined and reliable journey for Geelong passengers to and from the heart of the city.

Travel changes

To utilise the new infrastructure, Geelong line trains arriving or departing from platform 15 and 16 no longer stop at North Melbourne railway station.

Geelong line passengers need to transfer to metropolitan services at Footscray or Southern Cross to access North Melbourne railway station.

More information about travel changes as a result of the activation of platforms 15 and 16 can be found in the Changes to Geelong line services brochure (PDF, 75 KB, 2 pp.).

To plan your journey visit the Public Transport Victoria website.

Entrance to the new platforms at Southern Cross Station 


Did you know?

Regional Rail Link will improve links between Melbourne's west and the city centre, making the western region more attractive to businesses and employees.

Read more about how Regional Rail Link supports the economy.

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Page last reviewed 29 April 2014
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