OPPOSITION leader Mark McGowan has committed to building a $45 million train station in Atwell, should Labor win the State election in March next year.
Mr McGowan made the announcement on Sunday, saying the election promise was part of Labor’s “transport masterplan”.
He said the station would be retrofitted to the train line inside the Kwinana Freeway, near the Gibbs and Russell roads exits.
“We will also provide a new Park and Ride facility with an initial capacity of approximately 900 cars and make appropriate provision for carriages to service the station in the future,” he said.
“Cockburn station is full at 7.11am every morning, so getting a park, getting access to the station is very difficult, so building a new station here is to service this massively growing area.”
He said the station would be built during Labor’s first term of government. Jandakot Labor candidate Lee-Anne Smith said the announcement was a “great win for Jandakot and the wider community”.
Mum of four and Success resident Rachel Phan, who said she had been hit with five parking fines at Cockburn station in three months, said a new station would be a “godsend”.
My 10 year old is at school at 7.30am already because of trying to get a parking spot,” she said.