More parking and upgraded bus interchange at Granville completed
Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian and Member for Granville Tony Issa today visited Granville Station to inspect the completion of a new commuter car park and upgraded bus interchange.
The multi- million dollar Granville commuter car park and interchange project was delivered as part of the NSW Government’s Transport Access Program, an initiative to deliver modern, safe and accessible transport infrastructure where it is needed most.
Ms Berejiklian said the works have lifted the look and feel of the Granville station precinct and will greatly improve journeys for hundreds of public transport customers.
“Granville customers are now benefitting from 40 new commuter car parking spaces on Mary Street, including two accessible spaces,” Ms Berejiklian said.
“This is a welcome boost for residents who used to have to spend their morning driving around local streets looking for somewhere to park.
“Our customers tell us parking is one of the major issues when catching public transport and that’s why the NSW Government is getting on with the job of delivering more free untimed spaces at stations right across NSW.
“I am also pleased to announce construction will soon begin on 20 new parking spaces at Granville as part of an extension to the existing car park at the corner of Rowell and Cowper streets.”
Mr Issa said he was pleased local bus and train customers could now take advantage of extra parking at the station.
“The NSW Government has also delivered an upgraded bus interchange at Granville station, complete with new bus shelters, new footpaths, public toilets, as well as extra CCTV cameras to increase safety,” Mr Issa said.
“Construction started on the project in April this year and we have wasted no time to deliver the improvements for customers ahead of schedule.”
Mr Issa said as well as infrastructure upgrades, Granville customers were also benefiting from improvements to public transport services.
“Opal electronic ticketing is now available on all Sydney Trains as well as more than 3,200 buses, including many buses in Granville,” he said.
“Labor promised to deliver electronic in 1997 and just like everything else they tried to do, they failed the people of NSW.”
Ms Berejiklian said the Granville interchange project is just one of a number of improvements being delivered for Western Sydney customers.
“Western Sydney customers will also benefit from infrastructure upgrades at train stations such as Padstow, Bankstown, Canley Vale, Penrith, Pendle Hill, Blacktown and Ingleburn stations,” she said.
“Upgrades are also planned for Wentworth Falls, Wentworthville and Flemington stations.”