The Broadford railway station is set to receive an upgrade as part of a State Government program.

Broadford has been included in a $24 million State Government railway station upgrade program, providing hundreds of jobs through the COVID-19 pandemic and improving the public transport network.

Minister for Public Transport Ben Carroll announced the upgrade program last Tuesday.

The upgrades will create and support more than 600 local jobs, helping Victorian families and businesses across the state.

Five regional stations, including Broadford, and 11 metropolitan stations will be upgraded as part of the investment.

The upgrades include new passenger information screens, public address equipment and disability shelters, as well as extra car parks, toilet facilities and bike parking racks.

Mr Carroll said the upgrades would make the stations and public transport network safer and more accessible, and respond to feedback from passengers about how stations can be improved.

He said the improvements would also boost economic activity and keep Victoria moving as the state recovered from the coronavirus pandemic.

Mr Carroll said the upgrades were a key part of the State Government’s $328.4 million investment in public transport and roads maintenance through its $2.7 billion Building Works program.

“We’re hitting the ground running with these projects – creating hundreds of new jobs in the coming months to support local communities across Victoria that need it most,” he said.

“Every dollar spent as part of this extra investment will support jobs and families, and improve our public transport network for everyone who relies on it.”