Alternative commuter parking at Westfield Hornsby
Member for Hornsby Matt Kean today announced more than 300 parking spaces will be available at Westfield Hornsby for public transport customers free-of-charge during peak times from 3 July.
“We’re upgrading Hornsby Junction to increase capacity and improve the reliability of train services. To complete this work we need to close part of the George Street car park for around eight months,” said Mr Kean.
“However, to help reduce the impact on our customers we’ve organised for the existing park and ride area at Westfield Hornsby to be provided, free-of-charge, between 5am and 10pm, Monday to Friday.
“Unfortunately, the spaces at Westfield will not be available free-of-charge over weekends or during December and we’re continuing to work with local stakeholders to find alternative solutions for the December period.
“We understand that this will be a temporary inconvenience to customers and we appreciate their understanding and patience.”
Accessible parking will remain in place at the southern end of the George Street car park for the duration of construction.
Mr Kean added that the parking arrangements at Westfield will remain in place when the George Street car park re-opens at the start of 2018, meaning customers will have access to more than 700 spaces during peak times close to Hornsby Station until a permanent structure is built.
“Transport for NSW is continuing to plan for a new commuter car park at Hornsby Station and we are working with Hornsby Shire Council on a precinct plan for Hornsby Station and the surrounding area to improve connectivity and services to customers,” said Mr Kean.
“Last year we presented plans to the community for a new commuter car park. Construction of the car park has been put on hold while we work with Hornsby Shire Council to investigate how we can make this happen as part of the overall plans for the precinct.
“There will be an opportunity for customers to have their say on the precinct plan during the planning process.”