The train has left the station!
Sunday morning saw the official unveiling of Perth’s newest train station with the completion of $72 million METRONET project Lakelands Station.
Generating 200 jobs since construction began in November of 2021, Lakelands Station is designed to take pressure off Mandurah and Warnbro Stations, and will be connected by five dedicated bus routes.
The addition of the station means nearby residents can make it into the Perth CBD in under an hour, with an advertised 50-minute commute time. A 400-bay carpark has also been included in the new station’s design.
“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,” said Deputy Premier and Transport Minister Rita Saffioti.
“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.”
“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,” Federal Member for Perth the Hon Patrick Gorman added.
“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.”