Walls removed from Reservoir Station during the current renovations have begun to talk and, goodness me, they have some stories to tell. Living proof of the oft-quoted rhetorical question “If these walls could talk”, the dismantled walls have opened up for the very first time about the goings on at one of the Mernda Line’s most notorious train stations.
In an exclusive interview with The Watsonia Bugle, one of the walls said, “I’ve seen some things, let me say that. This place has lived a very full life, some of it good, some of it bad.” While the wall we spoke to refused to be drawn on specifics, it did say that “there were some regulars that you had to be quite wary of, they were always up to no good.”
The wall also admitted that things had been tidied up a bit in recent years. It said, “Oh yeah, Rezza’s changed a bit over the last decade or so. What’s the word they use for that transformation? Gentrification? Yeah, it’s gentrified a whole lot. Plus, those PSOs keep things a bit more orderly these days too. But, back in the day, it was on for young and old, let me tell you.”