More car parks for Granville public transport customers

Published 12th February, 2014 in Transport

Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian has announced that the NSW Government’s Granville commuter car park and interchange project will now include even more commuter parking for public transport customers.

Exterior of Granville train station

Joining Granville MP Tony Issa at Granville Station, Ms Berejiklian also announced that a contract to design and construct the new commuter car park and upgraded bus interchange had been awarded.

“Parking is such an important issue for those who drive to Granville Station to access public transport services, and Tony Issa has been a strong advocate for more parking,” Ms Berejiklian said.

“I am pleased to announce that around 20 more free and untimed commuter parking spaces will be provided as part of the NSW Government’s Granville Station commuter car park and interchange project – bringing the total number of additional spaces to be provided in the Granville Station precinct to around 60.

“The additional spaces will be created by extending the current Parramatta City Council car park at the corner of Rowell Street and Cowper Street.

“In addition to the new commuter parking spaces, customers using Granville Station will benefit from an upgraded bus interchange, extra CCTV and new toilets.”

The Granville commuter car park and interchange project is being delivered as part of the NSW Government’s $770 million Transport Access Program, an initiative to deliver modern, safe and accessible transport infrastructure where it is most needed.

Work is expected to begin in the coming months, following the completion of detailed design work.

“The project will make it much easier for customers to drive or catch a bus to Granville Station and access train services,” Mr Issa said.

“I’m so pleased the NSW Government continues to invest heavily in the local community – following on from the new train timetable which recently delivered 690 extra weekly services for Western Sydney.”

The project is due for completion later this year.

Image courtesy Office of Environment and Heritage

Published 12th February, 2014 in Transport