The Andrews Labor Government is improving connectivity in Melbourne’s west with a new bus interchange to be built at Tarneit Station, allowing more bus services to run more often.
The new Tarneit Station bus interchange in the southern car park will improve accessibility – better connecting the community to local schools, shops and employment, and providing a comfortable shelter for commuters year-round.
As part of the project, commuters will benefit from new accessible parking as well as more bicycle parking, lighting and CCTV for added security. The additional bicycle facilities will give people the option to leave the car at home, making it more convenient to cycle to the station.
The new bus interchange, funded through the Growth Areas Infrastructure Contribution fund, complements the 500 new and upgraded car parks at Tarneit Station being delivered as part of the Car Parks for Commuters Program.
A new on-demand FlexiRide bus service is also due to start later this year in Tarneit North, further boosting transport options in the area. The service has no fixed route and enables passengers to book a seat on the bus via an app or the phone to get to key destinations including Tarneit Station and Tarneit Central Shopping Centre.
Following Southern Cross Station, Tarneit Station is the busiest on the V/Line network, with more than 1.24 million commuters using the station each year.
Works on the car park are set to begin in mid-2022, with construction on the new bus interchange to follow later this year.
The works will be managed to ensure impacts to commuters are minimal, and station and commuter car parking will remain accessible throughout the project.
Since 2014 almost 14,000 new and upgraded parking spaces have been delivered at metropolitan and regional stations across the state, and the Labor Government is on track to deliver an additional 7,000 new and upgraded spaces.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Public Transport Ben Carroll
“Tarneit Station will soon be more accessible with hundreds of extra parking spaces, bicycle facilities, and a new bus interchange – providing more options than ever before to get people where they need to go.”
“The upgrades will transform the way people travel and ensure the transport network meets the needs of the growing community for years to come.”
Quote attributable to Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly
“The improved connectivity will make it easier for everyone to catch the train and will provide more options to get to and from the station.”