ONE side of Creswick Railway Station will come alive next year when passenger trains return - but the other side remains derelict and abandoned.The State Government says it would be too expensive to upgrade the existing Creswick Railway Station to V/Line standards and for wheelchair access.It announced on Friday it would build a new platform at the station, enabling the return of passenger trains to Creswick. The station, owned by the government, is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register.It opened in Creswick in 1874 and is believed to have closed in the 1990s.Despite its heritage value, the building is in a poor state, vandalised with graffiti and broken glass, while the roof bears holes and rocks.In 2001, Victrack allocated funding from Heritage Victoria to secure the complex, with $61,000 for repairs to the roof and stormwater system.It was reported that another $140,000 was required to restore the station.Creswick Museum Committee member Val Lawrence yesterday said vandalism had been the biggest problem at the station, and it needed to be fixed for public safety before trains returned.She said people had come up with various plans for the station over the years, including a restaurant, but nothing had come to fruition."It's gone by the wayside," she said.But Hepburn Shire heritage committee chairman Don Anderson said he did not believe the station would remain derelict forever and it could be restored if the community had the will to do it."I'm all for preserving things but not at the expense of having a station that's really functional for people first," he said."We've got lots of buildings and structures around that need doing and we're getting to them gradually, as the need arises."