Hon Troy Buswell BEc MLA

Hon Troy Buswell BEc MLA

Former Treasurer; Minister for Transport

    $7.5million upgrade for Kenwick station

    25/02/2014 12:00 AM
     
    • Kenwick station to receive new shelters, better lighting and CCTV
    • Will be compliant with the national Disability Discrimination Act
    • Work due to start in March

    Kenwick train station is set to undergo a $7.5million upgrade.

     

    Transport Minister Troy Buswell said the works would include new station shelters, better lighting and CCTV surveillance, an upgrade to platform surfaces to include tactile paving and improved pedestrian track crossings.

     

    “This upgrade represents a major investment in public transport infrastructure and reflects this Government’s commitment to making services accessible for everyone,” Mr Buswell said.

     

    “Kenwick is the fourth station on the Armadale Line to undergo an upgrade since 2009 demonstrating the Liberal National Government’s priority of investing in transport infrastructure.

     

    “We are working hard to deliver a range of balanced transport initiatives across all modes of transport including investing $243million in new rail cars, the $2billion Forrestfield Airport Link, $57million for the Aubin Grove train station and $1billion this year alone for roads.” 

     

    The Kenwick station and car park will be closed from late March for about six months while works are completed.

     

    “Closing the station means the upgrade will be able to be completed quickly so the community can use the station sooner,” the Minister said.

     

    Passengers who would usually use Kenwick station will be able to access bus routes 220 on Albany Highway and 229 on Kenwick Road which connect to Armadale, Maddington, Cannington and Perth.

     

    The upgrade will bring the station into line with requirements under the national Disability Discrimination Act.

     

    Similar works were completed at Queens Park ($3.7million) and Maddington ($5.3million) stations last year, and works to upgrade Beckenham ($8.1million) will be completed in the coming months.

     

             Fact File

    • $7.5million investment in public transport infrastructure at Kenwick station
    • Kenwick station to follow upgrades at Queens Park, Maddington and Beckenham
    • Total investment of $24.6million on the Armadale Line

    Minister’s office - 6552 6400