Bassendean train station completed, Old Perth Road re-opened
A $6million upgrade of the Bassendean Train Station, along with the re-opening of the Old Perth Road, will breathe new life into the local town centre.
Planning and Infrastructure Minister Alannah MacTiernan said the station upgrade was the first project to be completed under the State Government's Building Better Train Stations program.
The Minister today inspected the station and precinct with local MLA and State Development Minister Clive Brown.
"The Bassendean station upgrade has provided a catalyst for the town centre's revitalisation and supports the Town of Bassendean's efforts to rejuvenate the Old Perth Road precinct through the re-opening of Old Perth Road," Ms MacTiernan said.
"The result is an accessible and attractive locale that will attract people and businesses to the area.
"The project has already seen private investment follow - and last week I approved a plan for the redevelopment at an old industrial site near the station which will become residential with some medium density choices."
The improved Bassendean Station features better access via a new sheltered overpass, a reduction in the gap between railcar and platform, enabling level access to trains and the installation of tactile paving.
Station security has been improved through CCTV and a single point of entry to the station platform from the new overpass - this will support the future introduction of fare gates as part of Transperth's SmartRider ticketing system.
Station buildings have been refurbished and the improved platform features an upgraded Transit Guard booth and a unisex/disabled toilet.
The upgraded station also features ceramic tiles depicting elements of Bassendean history, as well as metal screening along the station at the new intersection of Guildford Road and Old Perth Road courtesy of artists Arif and Audrey Satar.
The improved station also features drop-off and taxi bays and a new bus facility and improved parking including a Lock 'n' Ride car park.
New stations are currently being built at Armadale and Gosnells under the Building Better Train Stations program, which also includes upgrades at Kelmscott, Midland, Bayswater, Claremont and Maddington.