To meet the growing demand for bike parking facilities at our train stations, we've completed a $330k upgrade to increase the amount of bike parking available for our passengers.
A number of stations had a particularly high number of bike users, so we increased capacity by extending existing shelters. This increased our total bike parking capacity by more than 240 bikes at the following stations:
Mandurah Line: Canning Bridge, Kwinana, Wellard and Warnbro.
Armadale Line: Kelmscott and Armadale.
Midland Line: Bassendean and Midland.
Fremantle Line: Claremont.
In the coming months we'll be working to increase our total bike parking capacity even further by building new shelters, extending existing shelters, and upgrading existing facilities with high-density bike racks, which allows us to safely fit more bikes into each shelter.
The first new shelter, located at Perth Station, has already been completed and can securely house up to 40 bikes at a time. The new shelter is fully-enclosed with SmartRider-only access and uses new high-density bike racks to ensure the most efficient use of space. The new shelter is located outside Platform 9, facing Roe Street, right next to the existing u-rails.