The Andrews Labor Government is building more than 200 extra car parks at Woodend Station to make it quicker and easier for locals to drive to the station and catch the train.
Premier Daniel Andrews today joined Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas and Member for Northern Victoria Mark Gepp in Woodend to view plans for the car park expansion.
As part of these works, new line markings and lighting will be installed to improve safety, with the Parkiteer bike cage also being upgraded to improve facilities for cyclists.
The Labor Government is also upgrading other station car parks across the Macedon Ranges, with 40 spaces recently upgraded at Gisborne Station, 100 new spaces to open in Kyneton, 50 spaces set for Clarkefield and 110 spaces coming to Macedon.
Car park works at Woodend and Macedon Station will be complete next year and are part of the Labor Government’s Road and Rail Minor Works Program, which is making big improvements to how people travel across the state.
The 40 extra car spaces in Gisborne opened in September with the new car parking spaces set to open at Kyneton in late 2017.
The Labor Government is getting on with delivering the services that locals need on the Bendigo Line, with an extra 38 new V/Line services this year, giving passengers more weekend and weekday evening services than ever before.
Three new VLocity carriages have also been added to the Bendigo line, giving passengers a more comfortable ride on the busy 4:02pm service from Southern Cross to Bendigo, which also stops at Macedon and Woodend. Bendigo and Echuca line passengers will also benefit from the Victorian and Federal Government’s Regional Rail Revival, with $91 million committed for the line.
The program will deliver faster trains, add a daily service to Echuca, deliver stage two of Bendigo Metro and add more services for Epsom and Eaglehawk passengers.
All Road and Rail Minor Works Program upgrades are due to be completed by late 2018.
For more information, visit the road and rail minor works page.
Quotes attributable to Premier Daniel Andrews
“These extra car parks will reduce the daily scramble to get a park in the morning, and catch the train.”
“We’re expanding parking, boosting services and making it easier for people to get home safer and sooner.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas
“These upgrades will make Woodend Station safer, more comfortable and easier to get to.”
“We’re continuing to fix and improve local V/Line services after they were ignored under the former Liberal Government – new trains, more services and better stations is what locals want and we are delivering.”