The Minister for Public Transport, Jacinta Allan, announced Flinders Street Station is getting a paintjob as part of a major restoration and upgrade of the central transport hub.

The current mustard colour will become a lighter stone colour. The existing maroon sections and green trimmings will be darkened, and will look similar to the original when the station opened more than a century ago.

Flinders Street Station has been repainted only five times in its history. It took forensic analysis by the University of Melbourne to peel back the layers and discover the original paint colours.

It’ll be painted in sections and will be completed by the end of 2017. The full $100 million station upgrade, which includes overhauls to the toilets, repairs to the clocktower, and the installation of new Myki equipment, will finish at the end of 2018.