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Transperth – Bike Parking Facility Upgrade

http://www.pta.wa.gov.au/Projects/BikeParkingFacilityUpgrade/tabid/467/Default.aspx

A project to increase bike parking facilities at train stations by nearly 50 per cent is under way.  The project, which involves upgrading some existing facilities and building new shelters, will provide secure parking for 978 bikes.

Stations that attract a lot of bike patronage will have their shelters doubled to accommodate the growing number of people choosing to ride to stations.  There will be some re-location of bike lockers and u-rails.

By the end of 2011, Lock ‘n’ Ride secure bike parking will be available at 37 stations.  Those stations are:

Joondalup Line

Glendalough
Stirling
Warwick
Greenwood
Whitfords
Edgewater
Currambine
Clarkson

Mandurah Line

Esplanade
Canning Bridge
Bull Creek (one now in operation)
Murdoch
Cockburn Central
Kwinana
Wellard
Rockingham
Warnbro
Mandurah

Fremantle Line

Shenton Park
Claremont
Swanbourne
Cottesloe
Victoria Street
North Fremantle
Fremantle

Armadale Line

Oats Street
Cannington
Thornlie
Maddington
Gosnells
Kelmscott
Armadale

Midland Line

Maylands
Bayswater
Bassendean
Guildford
Midland

The current security arrangement of locking bike shelters at 9am and unlocking them at 3pm is also changing.  Each shelter will be upgraded with SmartRider card swipe machines providing 24/7 access to the shelter.  Depending on the timing of completion, some shelters may be available for a short time before the machines are installed.  In this case the shelter will be left open  – the u-rails inside will be available for use.
The new arrangement will mean a bike shelter can be accessed only with a SmartRider card which has been registered for a designated shelter.   Access will be free to encourage people to choose to ride to a train station knowing their bike will be secure and protected from the weather.
To register or to find out more, visit http://www.transperth.wa.gov.au/UsingTransperth/BikesonTransperthservices/LocknRideBikeShelterRegistration.aspx , pick up a form at a Transperth InfoCentre, or phone the Transperth InfoLine on 136213.
Bike lockers and u-rails will continue to be available at designated stations and, with the new shelters, will provide parking for 1375 bikes across the urban rail system.
Further information on the project contact :

Jim Krynen Cycling Integration Manager Public Transport Authority 9326 2383 jim.krynen@pta.wa.gov.au

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