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Monday, October 21, 2019

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Kenwick Station to close from March 31

Kenwick Station will close for approximately six months from Monday March 31 so that work can begin on a major upgrade of the station.

Public Transport Authority spokesman David Hynes said the $7.5 million job will begin in the next few weeks.

“Sunday March 30 will be the last services to Kenwick Station for about six months while the works are carried out,” he said.

“The primary focus of the upgrade is to bring the station in line with the standards of the national Disability Discrimination Act, but the work will also include new station shelters, better lighting and more CCTV surveillance.

“The platform surfaces will be upgraded to include tactile paving and improved pedestrian track crossings.”

Mr Hynes acknowledged that the closure would be disruptive and urged passengers to plan ahead.

He said the decision to temporarily close the station was not taken lightly.

“By closing the station we will be able to carry out the works in half the time it would otherwise have taken to carry out such an extensive upgrade,” he said.

The car park will also be closed while the work is underway.

“Continuing with our commitment to upgrade stations which do not currently meet disability requirements, it is another vital step towards ensuring passengers with a disability are appropriately catered for,” Mr Hynes said.

Mr Hynes said the PTA had made every effort to communicate the changes and advise the date of the closure as early as possible.

Passengers who would usually use Kenwick Station may be able to access bus routes 220 and 229 which connect to Armadale, Maddington, Cannington and Perth.

Kenwick is the fourth station on the Armadale Line to undergo an upgrade since 2009.

Similar works have been completed at Queens Park ($3.7 million) and Maddington ($5.3 million), and works at Beckenham ($8.1 million) are almost complete.

Visit www.transperth.wa.gov.au or download the Transperth App for more information.

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