Aubin Grove Station open to the public
The first train stopped at the $72 million Aubin Grove Station at 10.56am today (April 23).
There are expected to be about 3,900 boardings each day at the new station, located between the Cockburn Central and Kwinana stations on the Mandurah Line.
The station, made from locally fabricated steel, also features 2,000 parking bays, bike facilities, six bus feeder services for local residents, a kiosk, toilets, lifts, stairs and escalators.
The combined cost of the Aubin Grove road and rail project is $125 million, including $20 million in Federal funding for the Russell Road upgrade.
Two three-car train sets have been delivered as part of the project and are already operating on the Transperth network.
The road and rail works were delivered by Georgiou, with the road component of the project completed in December 2016.
The opening of the station has created 17 full-time equivalent jobs - four passenger ticketing assistants, nine transit officers and four railcar drivers. About 100 local jobs were created during the construction phase.
Comments attributed to Premier Mark McGowan:
"The Aubin Grove Station was part of Labor's long-term vision for the Mandurah Line.
"At the time the Labor Government built the Mandurah Line we made an allowance for this station to be built as population growth increased demand.
"Living in Rockingham I know personally how badly this station is needed to service the growing southern suburbs and that's why we first committed to the construction of this station in 2012.
"I like to acknowledge the previous government and former Premier Colin Barnett's commitment to this project and for following through with its delivery."
Comments attributed to Transport Minister Rita Saffioti:
"The new station was built while the Mandurah Line was largely still operational.
"This project represents a feat of engineering, with the station largely constructed off-site and then sections craned into place over the last 18 months.
"Several off-peak weeknight and night closures were required so that overhead power could be switched off to make it safe for workers in the rail zone.
"I would like to thank Mandurah Line passengers for their patience."
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