Member for Riverstone, Kevin Conolly today announced that the project to deliver an extra 60 car parking spaces at Schofields Station is now complete and the car park is open to commuters.
The new parking area was made possible by a $2.75 million grant from the NSW Government to Blacktown City Council to manage and construct the parking area, and is located on the vacant road reservation area north of the station, between the railway line and Railway Terrace.
Schofields Station opened to commuters in 2011, with 230 commuter parking spaces, kiss and ride passenger drop off zones, bus interchange, taxi zones and bicycle facilities.
In 2018-19 another 50 car spaces were added and bus services to Schofields station increased in frequency.
In May 2019, coinciding with the opening of the North West Metro, the innovative ‘On Demand’ bus services were introduced to give commuters another alternative to using their car to get to local stations.
This current addition of 60 extra spaces adds to that progress.
Last month a new bus Route 748 was introduced. This connects people from Melonba and Marsden Park to Schofields and Tallawong stations, as well as to Rouse Hill Town centre.
Late last year plans were exhibited for the main 700 space car park at Schofields, and these have subsequently been refined, with construction due to occur in the coming months.
“When completed, this will bring the total number of car parking spaces at Schofields station to over 1000,” Mr Conolly said.
This is in addition to the large number of car spaces at Tallawong and Kellyville metro stations.
“At the same time, the government is conscious of the benefits of enabling more people to access rail and metro stations by bus, so there will be a continued focus on enhancing bus services as the population of the region grows,” said Mr Conolly.