Park and ride for Perth's south side

A new bus interchange will be built as part of an $80 million park and ride station in Perth

Park and ride for Perth's south side
Park and ride for Perth's south side
August 6, 2012

A new bus interchange will be built as part of an $80 million park and ride station for Perth's southern suburbs, according to government.

The State Government announced yesterday plans for the Aubin Grove station, which will include a train station with 2,000 car bays.

Premier Colin Barnett says the project has been prioritized to service the rapidly growing southern suburbs.

"The latest population forecasts for Western Australia show an increase of about 400,000 people by 2026, with part of that increase expected from suburbs such as Aubin Grove, Atwell, Hammond Park, Mandogalup and Wandi," Barnett says.

"This new station, about three kilometres south of Cockburn Central, will be the biggest park and ride station on the rail network, and go a long way to providing an important service to people living in and commuting from these southern suburbs."

Transport Minister Troy Buswell says the station and bus interchange will be located near the Gibbs and Russell roads exits of the Kwinana Freeway.

"Providing a station between the Cockburn Central and Kwinana stations is our priority as a result of increased land development in the surrounding areas and the significantly higher demand for rail than previously projected," Buswell says.

"Public Transport Authority analysis shows about 30 per cent of the parking demand at Cockburn Central is from areas within the catchment of the new Aubin Grove station."

According to Buswell, the car park and ride facility is hoped to redistribute parking demand and create a more balanced transport network, with vehicles drawn from Rowley Road and other areas north of Kwinana station.

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