Weekday Report Tuesday 14/10/14. 100 cars in Car park, and 1 bike in the Parketeer cage .
Station has smallish waiting area for terminal station. PIDS on platform is of new type where the display shows not only the next departure but the next 3 - 4 departures. Three passenger shelters along the 180m platform which will hold 7 cars and can be extended to hold 9 by placement of both Up & Down Home signals allow for future extensions already .
Station is ideally sited just off Ghazeepore road with good access via Rossack Drive from the Grovedale side, and from Sugargum Drive from the Waurn Ponds side . Also only just off the Geelong Ring Road and a new major arterial road linking area to Torquay Road.
From a railway operating point the station placement is ideal on a slight downgrade . Up trains have a short upgrade before a falling grade all the way to Marshall . Down trains ex Marshall have a rising grade from Reserve Road till just before the new station where the grade is topped before gently decending into the new station . For Down Warrnambool trains stopping at Waurn Ponds the falling grade allows for rapid accelleration into a dip on the Down side of Ghazeepore Road before climbing upgrade again to the Cement Works .
The storage siding within the Geelong Signal Control Centre territory is just on the Down side of the Anglesea Road level crossing . It is believed to be long enough to hold 2 x 6 car VL train consists .
The first weekday of operation on Monday 13/10/14 was considerably disrupted owing to single line constraints, 6 car VL sets full and standing on departure from Geelong, back up coaches and the Up Warrnambool blocked at Camperdown by the Up freight train having broken down .