Melbourne’s train station, which is part of a $3.5 billion project to build a $50 billion station in Melbourne suburb Flinders Street, has been upgraded with an electronic force measurement instrument, which will give residents the ability to monitor the quality of their living.
A team of engineers and architects from the Melbourne Metro Planning Authority, which built the train station on the site of the former Flinders Dock, have also completed a new, improved sensor system that measures the force of impact, vibration and noise.
The sensor will be installed on the platform at the corner of Flinders and Swanston Streets, in the heart of Flinder Street, and is expected to be completed by the end of the year.
The station will be the first of its kind in Melbourne and will feature a number of sensors that will monitor a range of issues, including the density of residents, pollution levels and noise levels, as well as the quality and quantity of food, drink and clothing delivered.
In the future, the new station will include the ability for residents to register and submit their concerns about the safety of the new infrastructure and the level of pollution, as part of the ongoing Environmental Protection and Planning Act compliance process.
The project has been funded by the NSW Government, with a $1.3 million grant from the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development.
The Victorian Government is expected later this year to begin the environmental impact assessment process.
Flinders Street station is located on the edge of Fliers Park, on the north side of the city and is a joint venture between the Melbourne Metropolitan Council, Flinders Urban Council, the NSW Ministry of Transport and the Victorian Government.
The new station is expected be completed in 2021.