Joint media statement - New METRONET Lakelands Station open for business
It's all systems go for southern suburbs commuters, with the new METRONET Lakelands Station officially open for business.
Lakelands Station is a welcome addition to the Mandurah Line, taking pressure off nearby Mandurah and Warnbro stations. It is supported by an enhanced bus network, connecting surrounding suburbs to the new station.
The station offers an entry building adorned with Aboriginal artwork, a pedestrian overpass, two platforms, kiss-and-ride facilities, a bus interchange, a 400-bay car park, and secure cycle storage facilities.
Free travel is being offered across the entire Transperth network all day to mark the occasion, with a community event being held at the station from midday to 2pm, featuring children's entertainers, face painting, live music, giveaways and a sausage sizzle.
The first weekday city-bound service will leave Mandurah Station at 4.47am tomorrow, arriving at Lakelands Station at 4.51am.
The delivery of the new Lakelands Station marks the latest project to be delivered under the State Government's flagship METRONET program, with other major projects including the Morley-Ellenbrook Train Line and the Yanchep Rail Extension well underway.
The $72 million project, which has supported about 200 jobs since construction began in November 2021, was jointly funded by the Commonwealth and Western Australian Governments under an 80:20 funding arrangement.
To view the new timetable, visit the Transperth website – https://www.transperth.wa.gov.au/Journey-Planner
Comments attributable to WA Premier Roger Cook:
"The opening of Lakelands Station today is just another example of our Government getting on with delivering our promise to better connect Perth's suburbs.
"It is also a significant milestone in the expansion of Perth's public transport network.
"Through building new stations like Lakelands, METRONET is transforming our suburbs, reducing congestion on our roads and delivering thousands of jobs."
Comments attributable to Federal Minister for Infrastructure, Catherine King:
"Today marks yet another significant milestone in METRONET's expansion of the public transport network between Perth and Mandurah, south of Perth.
"The new METRONET Lakelands Station is a game-changer for commuters south of Perth, contributing to the vision of better connecting major nearby population centres.
"METRONET is providing the infrastructure Perth and the surrounding areas need, reducing congestion and delivering thousands of jobs."
Comments attributed to Deputy Premier and Transport Minister Rita Saffioti:
"Our METRONET program is transforming the public transport system, and it's brilliant to see more communities benefiting from our Government's investment in infrastructure.
"The new METRONET Lakelands Station will provide thousands of people living in our southern suburbs with better access to our rail system, and ease the pressure on other stations, including Mandurah and Warnbro.
"The new station comes on the back of the completion of the new METRONET Mandurah Station carpark at the end of 2021, which increased the station's carparking capacity by 782 bays to around 1900 in total.
"In the coming two years, we will continue to see the transformation of our public transport system through METRONET, with the completion of key projects including the Yanchep Rail Extension and the Morley-Ellenbrook Train Line."
Quotes attributable to Federal Member for Perth the Hon Patrick Gorman:
"The new METRONET station at Lakelands will add convenience for many commuters who need to either travel north to Perth or south to nearby Mandurah.
"This is another great example of the Australian Government working with the Western Australian Government to deliver this important piece of job creating infrastructure, further linking our local communities to Mandurah and Perth.
"This is an exciting next step in the growth of METRONET, as we once again join the WA Government in continuing to build the infrastructure that commuters in this fast-growing area need and deserve."
Comments attributed to Mandurah MLA David Templeman:
"This is another important addition to the infrastructure and facilities we have already delivered. Lakelands station will benefit the communities of Lakelands and Madora Bay by decreasing their travel times and improving the bus services in the area.
"This, coupled with the 2-fare zone caps makes travel to Perth affordable and will benefit my community. I am proud that the Lakelands Train Station and associated bus routes are being delivered by the Labor Government as part of METRONET".