Inland Rail: pedestrians likely to go underground

Railway station’s two footbridges to be replaced by underpass: ARTC
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FUTURE DESIGNS: Springhurst resident Steve Talbot, pictured with the Australian Rail Track Corporation’s Hamish Pink, was one of the people who attended two community update sessions about the Inland Rail project. PHOTO: Mel Guy

A PEDESTRIAN underpass is the preferred option to replace two crossover footbridges at Wangaratta Railway Station, a key local component to accommodate the new 1700km Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail double-stack freight service.

Two community consultation sessions, together with conversations with morning commuters at Wangaratta Railway Station, were held this week by the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC), engaging about 100 people.

ARTC Victorian manager of stakeholder engagement Lauren McKenzie told the Wangaratta Chronicle that the preferred method of pedestrian access following the removal of the existing bridges is an underpass that is well-lit, secure, has disability access, with plans likely to include a lift.

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