METRONET has escalated works on Lakelands Station in Mandurah, WA, a connection point between Warnbro and Mandurah stations, creating 200 construction jobs.
Works underway at the new Lakelands Station on the Mandurah line include station building as well as platform, bus interchange and car park works.
Lakelands Station will bridge the 23km distance between Warnbro and Mandurah stations, supporting the nearby growing suburbs of Madora Bay, Lakelands and Meadow Springs.
Jointly funded by the Western Australian and Federal Governments, the station is expected to open in 2023.
The cost of trips on the services will be greatly reduced after the WA Government’s introduction of a two-zone fare cap.
Western Australia Premier, Mark McGowan, said, “The construction of Lakelands Station is progressing well, with thousands of people in surrounding suburbs set to benefit from this brand new station on the Mandurah Line.
“This major project bridges the gap between existing stations to provide convenient, affordable public transport options for these communities.
“Thanks to our new two-zone fare cap, introduced by my Government at the beginning of this year, commuters will pay much less for a trip into the city from Lakelands Station when it opens.”
“Lakelands Station is just one of the 15 METRONET projects we are delivering – transforming WA’s public transport network while creating thousands of local jobs.”
Work is underway to prepare the site for a major bridge lift next month, where the station’s 50 tonne, 15.5m long concourse bridge will be crane-lifted into place.
As the station’s two train platforms begin to take shape, work to install the elevator shaft and 60 pre-cast concrete panels is also underway; this infrastructure will support the future station entry and bus interchange buildings.
Bulk earthworks are also continuing across the site to facilitate construction of the car park and the bus interchange.
Track drainage works and the installation of below-ground stormwater pipework and electrical services are also progressing.
WA Transport Minister, Rita Saffioti, said, “The Mandurah Line has already undergone an exciting change this year, with our 20-day shutdown to facilitate major works on the METRONET Thornlie-Cockburn Link successfully completed.
“We also recently opened the Mandurah multi-storey car park, another key Peel METRONET commitment.
“Lakelands Station is another important part of changes to the Peel transport network and it is exciting to see how much work has been achieved to date and how many new construction milestones are approaching in the coming months – such as the concourse bridge lift.
“A growing number of families are choosing to call the suburbs surrounding Lakelands Station home and this new train station, complete with bus interchange and car park, will give them more options when it comes to their travelling needs.”