Budget has Greenwood passengers covered

Kingsley MLA Andrea Mitchell welcomed the $250,000 allocation as part of the 2015-16 State budget announcement on Thursday.

The Public Transport Authority will use the funds to extend the shelter about 120m, constructing a 3m wide, 360sq m awning over the western platform (to Butler).

�This outcome will provide a better environment for passengers who use this station in both wet and hot weather,� Ms Mitchell said.

The Greenwood station has more than 2000 boardings on an average weekday.

The Budget also provided $1.14 billion for 300 new C-series railcars to be delivered over the next 10 years, starting in 2019.

They will be configured as 50 six-car trains, as opposed to the current three-car configurations, and will have four doors either side of each railcar.

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