Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Train station parking boost for Victorian communities

The Victorian Government has announced a boost to car parking spaces at train station car parks across the state.

The parking upgrade of 225 spaces includes 50 new spaces at Wattle Glen Station, 55 new spaces at Yarraman Station, 50 new and upgraded at Nar Nar Goon Station, and 40 new spaces at Drouin Station, with 30 more new and upgraded spaces to be opened in coming weeks at Upper Ferntree Gully Station.

Minister for Public Transport, Ben Carroll says locals will also benefit from new accessible parking bays, bicycle parking, lighting and CCTV, with new secure Parkiteer bike facilities also set to become available at Upper Ferntree Gully and Yarraman stations.

“We’re opening hundreds of new and upgraded spaces at stations across the state – providing commuters with faster, safer connections,” the Minister said.

“We’ve already delivered more than 15,000 new and upgraded spaces at train stations across Victoria, and there’s thousands more on the way.”

Major construction is also well underway at Merlynston Station, providing 300 new and upgraded car parks for Coburg, Fawkner and Pascoe Vale commuters.

Stage 1 works are nearing completion on the north-east car park and bicycle facilities, which are scheduled to open later this month.

The unveiling coincides with the recent opening of the Tarneit Station car park, delivering 500 new and upgraded spaces for commuters, as well as new lighting and CCTV.

The Government’s Car Parks for Commuters program has delivered 15,000 new and upgraded car parks across Victorian Stations to date, with an additional 6000 to be delivered.

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