Labor pledge to keep Mandurah train station commute at bay

Bill Shorten making his announcement on a parking boost.
Bill Shorten making his announcement on a parking boost.

A FEDERAL Labor Government would provide $10 million towards 300 extra parking bays at Mandurah train station.

On his fourth visit to Mandurah in the past few weeks, Opposition leader Bill Shorten said 1.3 million people used the station each year.

“Any regular user of Mandurah station knows finding a parking spot after 8am is increasingly difficult, leaving locals to park on residential streets or verges,’’ he said.

He said it was very tough for seniors, who often caught the train after the morning peak and had to park hundreds of metres away.

Additional parking opened in 2010 but it was back at capacity almost immediately.

The carpark will be multi-storey.

State Opposition leader Mark McGowan said a State Labor Government would build a new train station in Karnup to ease pressure on Mandurah station.