GETTING a parking space at train stations along the Joondalup Line remains difficult despite an extra 1104 bays being built since 2009.
Transport Minister Troy Buswell said the Government was on track to have nearly 3900 new bays built along the entire train network by July, including an extra 150 at Currambine station.
“To date, 2121 bays have been delivered and the completion of bays at Stirling this month will bring the total number of bays delivered to 2605,” he said.
Mr Buswell said improving feeder bus services to train stations was another way to reduce the pressure on car parks.
“This is one of the factors that led to the 30 per cent increase in bus services announced in the 2011-12 budget,” he said.
“This is enabling buses to be more frequent and more accessible, with more services into new, developing urban areas.”
Joondalup Mayor Troy Pickard welcomed the new bays.
“Overflow car parking at Currambine is a problem with commuters parking illegally and dangerously in residential streets near the station,” he said.
“In response to complaints, the City installed signage restricting parking in certain locations near the station. The City also issues infringements to commuters who have parked illegally.”