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Commuters win with Holsworthy station car park extension

Holsowrthy station

Win for commuters: Transport minister Gladys Berejiklian and Member for Menai Melanie Gibbons at Holsworthy station on Friday, August 15.

If you are a train commuter who parks at Holsworthy station, here’s some good news for a change: the commuter car park will be extended by 150 spaces.

The work will be delivered as part of the $770 million Transport Access Program.

The Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian and Member for Menai Melanie Gibbons went to Holsworthy station to announce details of the car park extension earlier today, August 15.

“It can be so frustrating driving around trying to find a parking spot, and that’s why this is such an important project – investing in new parking spaces for customers will make a real difference to the daily commute for so many people,” Ms Berejiklian said.

“The local member Melanie Gibbons has been fighting for these car parking spaces and I am pleased that once again the NSW Government has shown it is delivering for the local community.”

Ms Gibbons said the NSW Government was listening to the local community and giving public transport customers what they want to improve their daily journeys.

“The community has been crying out for this and I’m pleased for local public transport users that the NSW Government is now going to deliver this project,” Ms Gibbons said.

“This project will mean customers have access to more than 1,000 car parking spaces at Holsworthy train station.”

Customer safety will also be ramped up as part of the project through the installation of better lighting and new CCTV, Ms Gibbons said.

“A contractor will be on board in the coming months to do the design work for this project, with construction of the extra car spaces to begin next year.

“As the detailed design progresses, the exact number of spaces and construction timeline will be confirmed.

“Since we came into government in March 2011, we’ve worked to improve public transport for the people of south west Sydney,” Ms Gibbons said.

“Passenger services on the South West Rail Link will begin in 2015 – one year ahead of schedule and we have introduced an extra 94 extra weekly rail services on the T2 Airport Line.

“The South West Rail Link stations at Leppington and Edmondson Park will include about 1,250 new commuter car parking spaces for customers.

“Customers have seen other improvements right across public transport with the Opal card now available on all trains, all Sydney Ferries and more than 2,300 buses. More than 500,000 Opal cards have now been issued.”

The NSW Government has made real-time apps for public transport customers available, and delivered all 78 modern, air-conditioned Waratah trains.

Construction is also underway for a new commuter car park at Padstow Station, a $30 million accessibility upgrade and 340-space multi-storey commuter car park at Sutherland Station, and customers will also benefit from a $10 million upgrade of Bankstown Station.

Earlier this year the Liverpool Turnback was delivered, including an additional section of track and new platform to increase flexibility and capacity of Sydney’s rail network, while reducing the likelihood of delays.

The NSW Government is also providing 100 more commuter car parking spaces at Liverpool Station, including 80 spaces on one of the worksites used for the construction of the completed Liverpool Turnback project.





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