The $35 million Karnup station, half- way between Warnbro and Mandurah, would cater for residents in Mandurah’s northern suburbs, many of whom already catch the train at Warnbro.
Opposition transport spokesman Ken Travers said the station would provide a better outcome than building a multi-storey car park at the Mandurah station.
‘The State Government acknowledged the need 18 months ago for a new station at Karnup but has since made no commitment,” he said.
‘The station will be close to Golden Bay, where 4500 people are expected to settle in new residential areas that will include Homeswest housing.’
The new station would have bus interchange and park and ride facilities and would be a Cyclist First station, designed and laid out to encourage cycling, with Lock’N’Ride bike shelters monitored by CCTV cameras.
“We would also work closely with local government to develop local cycle networks to provide safe on and off road cycle routes to new stations,” Mr Travers said.
Transport Minister Troy Buswell was asked for a response but he did not get back to the Times before deadline.