City loop revamp
By Nicholas Li
The city-loop will undergo a $134 million upgrade over the next three years in a bid to improve safety and security.
Works to be undertaken include the installation of trespasser detection systems and fire prevention technology.
Sprinkler systems will also be updated at Melbourne Central, Parliament and Flagstaff stations.
Minister for Transport Jacinta Allan said the works were urgently required.
“This is the vital safety upgrade that the city loop needs now, while we get on with the project that the city loop needs for the future – Melbourne Metro Rail,” she said.
“The works will ensure passengers can get to work on time, and home safe and sound again at the end of the day.”
The scheduled developments were adopted by the government following recommendations outlined in the 2012 Victorian Ombudsman’s report into rail safety in the city loop.