Station tender released

A concept image released by the Public Transport Authority shows the scale and location of the station but the PTA stressed the final station will end up looking quite different, with a designer/architect yet to come up with the final design.
A concept image released by the Public Transport Authority shows the scale and location of the station but the PTA stressed the final station will end up looking quite different, with a designer/architect yet to come up with the final design.

Construction of the station, to be built on the Mandurah line between stations at Kwinana and Cockburn Central, will begin in 2015 and should be complete by the end of 2016.

The total cost of the project will reach $80 million when two new three-car trains worth $23 million are purchased.

The station will be linked by six new bus feeder services, connected by footbridges, and have bicycle facilities incorporated into the final design, features Transport Minister Dean Nalder hoped would encourage people to use public transport to access the station.

Train passengers driving to the station will have access to 2000 car bays and a drop-off area.

Mr Nalder said he was excited to foster the station’s development.

‘This key piece of public transport infrastructure reflects the massive population growth in the area,’ he said.

‘Projected patronage figures speak for themselves, with more than 3900 boardings expected to take place at the station on an average weekday.’

Jandakot MLA Joe Francis was pleased to see progress, with the station seen as an answer to easing congestion at Cockburn Central.

‘The Auburn Grove train station and Cockburn Central Police Complex (which is also progressing) were key election commitments of this Liberal-led government and I’m pleased and proud that we are delivering on our promises to the people of Jandakot,’ he said.

A community information session will be held at the Aubin Grove Community Facility on July 22, starting 6.30pm.