Car parks open at Narre Warren Station

More than 200 car parks are now open for use at Narre Warren Station, with more to come in the future. Picture: SUPPLIED.

More than 200 car parks are now open to the public at Narre Warren Station after the eastern side of Webb Street completed construction.

Since the first trans departed from the newly upgraded station, construction crews have been working towards completing neighbouring facilities, with the car parks marking the first step.

A Level Crossing Removal Project spokesperson said “since the new, elevated station opened this year our team has been hard at work putting the finishing touches on a new precinct that will leave a lasting legacy for the Narre Warren community”.

This mentioned precinct is set to include the installation of additional lift access to both platforms, opening a new waiting room with toilets and continuing work on a further 400 upgraded car parking spaces.

Furthermore, construction teams will continue on landscaping projects, planting 300 new trees and 63,000 plants, shrubs and grasses and putting the finishing touches on pedestrian and cycling paths throughout the area.

“The new station was built during the Webb Street level crossing removal, which has reduced congestion for drivers and made local roads safer”, the spokesperson said.

The level crossing at Webb Street, Narre Warren, which was removed in December last year, was one of the most dangerous in Melbourne according to Victoria’s Big Build, with 19 near misses between 2012 and its removal.

The boom gates for the original crossing were down to a third of the morning peak, causing congestion for 13,200 vehicles every day.

It was also the 74th level crossing removed across Melbourne, with 110 in total going into 2030; this includes making the Pakenham line level crossing free by 2025 when the Metro Tunnel opens.