WORKS UNDERWAY ON CRAIGIEBURN STATION CAR PARK
Works are underway to significantly increase car parking for Craigieburn Station, which will make it easier for people living in the outer northern suburbs to find a car park and catch the train.
Member for Yuroke Ros Spence welcomed the start of works, which will lead to more than 1,000 parking spaces for commuters using Craigieburn Station – with 745 new spaces to be delivered once these works are complete.
The car park will be constructed along the eastern edge of the Hume Highway, east of the station, and will be linked to the station via a new footpath.
It will have lighting, CCTV, multiple entry and exit points, and include new bicycle parking.
A new signalised pedestrian crossing over Potter Street will also be built so people can get to the station safely, and the pedestrian crossing over the railway line will be upgraded.
The Craigieburn Station car park improvements are part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to increasing car parking at stations to make it easier for people to catch the train.
Since 2014, the Victorian Government has delivered almost 10,000 parking spaces at metropolitan and regional stations across the state, and the government is now delivering 11,000 more new and upgraded spaces.
The Victorian Government is also working with the Commonwealth Government, which is supporting more parking spaces for Victorian public transport users through its Urban Congestion Fund.
More than 30 new parking spaces were built at Craigieburn Station in 2019. This was in addition to the 123 spaces delivered since October 2016, helping to ease congestion in the short term.
Quotes attributable to Member for Yuroke Ros Spence
“These new spaces will deliver a significant boost to car parking for Craigieburn Station and enable more people to access public transport in our rapidly growing community.”
“I look forward to seeing works and these long-awaited spaces opening later this year.”