Three Armadale Line train stations will be upgraded to improve disability access as part of the State Government’s $5.5 billion WA Recovery Plan.
The $8 million project will bring Cannington, Gosnells and Kelmscott stations further into line with the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport 2002 (DSAPT).
As part of the upgrades, DSAPT-compliant pedestrian access will be provided at Cannington and the passenger information and ticket vending machines will be moved to a more accessible location on the platform. Lighting, signage and CCTV coverage will also be improved.
Work at Gosnells includes upgrading the accessible parking bays to provide a shared area adjacent to each bay and upgrades to the Tactile Ground Surface Indicator (TGSI) pavers, signage, handrails and the unisex accessible toilet.
Kelmscott Station’s bus stand infrastructure will be upgraded to include TGSI pavers and the bus interchange’s road surface will be lowered to meet new kerb height standards to facilitate the safe operation of the bus boarding ramp system. The unisex accessible toilet doors will also be upgraded.
The comprehensive WA Recovery Plan will invest more than $60 million into shovel-ready upgrades to State Government facilities – which includes disability access at train stations – providing jobs and a boost to the State’s economic COVID-19 recovery.
The McGowan Government is spending $6.5 billion on transport infrastructure over the next two years equating to more than $260 million a month.
As stated by Transport Minister Rita Saffioti:
“This is just one of many shovel-ready stimulus projects which will give the WA economy an important boost in our continued COVID-19 recovery.
“Public transport is for everyone, and we have a responsibility to ensure that anybody using our stations can do so as safely as possible, regardless of their mobility levels.
“These upgrades will mean all patrons using Cannington, Gosnells and Kelmscott stations will be able to use Transperth train services with dignity and independence.
“We’re spending more than $260 million a month on major transport infrastructure to create a pipeline of work for local workers and local businesses.”