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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

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New North Dandalup Station open for Australind passengers

  • $750,000 upgrade of North Dandalup Station now complete
  • Station now accessible to passengers with mobility issues
  • Upgrade saw installation of new raised platform with shelter

The new North Dandalup Station is now open for Australind passengers.

Work began last year to upgrade the station's existing low-level platforms to raised platforms, which are now fully compliant with Disability Discrimination Act standards.

Two car bays and one ACROD bay, line marking and bollards, new kerbing and bitumen surfaces have also been installed, along with better pedestrian paths.

The new raised platform will improve the experience of Transwa passengers travelling on the Australind, which operates daily between Perth and Bunbury.

A number of other regional station upgrades - including Cookernup, Yarloop, and Carrabin have also been completed in the past 18 months.

The station upgrades represent the McGowan Government's commitment to investing in the regions, and complement the new Australind railcar set being delivered as part of the METRONET railcar procurement.

For more information on Transwa services, click here.

Comments attributed to Transport Minister Rita Saffioti:

"The Australind service is a local icon which has operated for more than 70 years.

"These small local stations provide a vital transport link for people in more isolated parts of the South-West - but due to their age, the infrastructure hasn't kept pace with standards of accessibility.

"Investing in projects like this will help make public transport an even more desirable option for all locals, creating a more comfortable, accessible and practical travel option to access the city or neighbouring communities."

Comments attributed to Murray-Wellington MLA Robyn Clarke:

"North Dandalup station has needed an upgrade for many years and I am proud to be a part of the McGowan Government who has delivered on this.

"The upgraded station will allow more people to access this beautiful part of our State, supporting tourism and local jobs."

Minister's office - 6552 5500

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