New North Dandalup Train Station open after $750,000 upgrades

The new North Dandalup Train Station has been officially opened for passengers travelling on the Australind between Perth and Bunbury.

Upgrades of the station were announced in August last year, with construction getting underway immediately to improve accessibility for passengers with mobility issues.

The $750,000 upgrades, which are now complete, included raising the platforms to align with Disability Discrimination Act standards and building an ACROD car bay.

It also included the installation of two further car bays, line marking and bollards, new kerbing, bitumen surfaces, better pedestrian paths and a shelter.

Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said the new platform would improve the experience of Transwa passengers travelling on the Australind.

"The Australind service is a local icon which has operated for more than 70 years," she said.

"These small local stations provide a vital transport link for people in more isolated parts of the South-West - but due to their age, the infrastructure hasn't kept pace with standards of accessibility.

"Investing in projects like this will help make public transport an even more desirable option for all locals, creating a more comfortable, accessible and practical travel option to access the city or neighbouring communities."

Murray-Wellington MLA Robyn Clarke said the station had been in need of an upgrade for "many years".

"I am proud to be a part of the McGowan government who has delivered on this," she said.

"The upgraded station will allow more people to access this beautiful part of our state, supporting tourism and local jobs."

A number of other regional station upgrades, including Cookernup and Yarloop, have also been completed in the past 18 months as part of the state government's multi-million dollar commitment to regional investment.

They complement the new Australind rail car upgrades being delivered as part of the METRONET rail car procurement.

The Australind operates daily between Perth and Bunbury. For more information about the Transwa services available, visit the Transwa website.