Opening date set for Lakelands station
The new Lakelands Station in Mandurah, south of Perth, will open on Sunday 11 June.
The opening will be marked by a community celebration including children's entertainers, face painting, live music, giveaways, sausage sizzles and food trucks.
The opening of Lakelands will take pressure off nearby Mandurah and Warnbro stations and provide a journey time of 50 minutes to the CBD.
The new station includes an entry building complete with Aboriginal artwork, a pedestrian overpass, two platforms, park/kiss-and-ride facilities, a bus interchange, a 400-bay car park, and cycling facilities.
The station has been future-proofed with provision for additional facilities such as more escalators, more lifts and fare gates as needed.
Passengers using the new station will benefit from the State Government's two-zone fare cap, which will reduce the cost of a one-way ticket to the CBD from $11.30 to $4.90, saving regular passengers potentially thousands of dollars every year.
Since the introduction of the two-zone fare cap, passenger numbers from Mandurah have shown strong growth, with regular customers saving thousands of dollars in the first year of the scheme's operation.
The $72 million project has supported around 200 jobs since construction began in November 2021. The project was originally budgeted at $80 million and was jointly funded by the Commonwealth ($64 million) and the Western Australian Government ($16 million).
WA Transport Minister's office - 6552 5500