Greenwood train station shelter upgrade a welcome relief for commuters

Greenwood train station shelter upgrade a welcome relief for commuters

PASSENGERS at Greenwood Station are better protected from the weather after the extension of the platform shelter.

The $1.8 million project extended the shelter by 50m to create 60 per cent coverage, as well installing additional CCTV cameras and better lighting.

One lane was closed on each side of the Mitchell Freeway while roof panels were installed using a crane during two early morning operations.

Assembly work was done off-site where possible or completed after hours to minimise impacts on passengers and traffic.

Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said the new shelter gave passengers better protection in wet and hot weather.

“The upgrade to Greenwood Station brings its facilities into line with others along the Joondalup Line, and will have a significant impact on passenger comfort and safety,” she said.

Kingsley MLA Jessica Stojkovski praised the benefits to commuters.

“Passengers will no longer have to crowd at one end of the platform to shelter from the hot sun in summer or the rain in winter,” she said.

“This improvement, along with the increases to the CCTV and better lighting at the station, make travelling on public transport a safer and comfortable alternative to driving.”