If Midland Station was to stay in its current location, it would need to be significantly demolished and rebuilt to allow a connection to the new railcar depot, and provide for future Midland Line extensions. This would cause significant disruption to urban and regional train passengers and people getting to the station.
and the local road network. By building the new Midland Station in its proposed location, it can be built offline and therefore minimise overall disruption to passengers and the community. The new station can also be designed and built to optimise the experience for current and future passengers and people using the station, with design elements that will be challenging to retrofit into the existing station.