More parking on the way for Clarkefield

By Esther Lauaki

More parking is on the way for Clarkefield station.

Works have started to add more than 75 sealed carparks at the station providing relief for the peak hour parking rush.

Macedon MP Mary-Anne Thomas said the full carpark upgrade would begin this week for completion by November.

The upgrade will include CCTV and lighting, improved accessible parking and pedestrian access to the station platforms.

Ms Thomas said that during the works, the unsealed area to the south east of the station would be closed and users should plan ahead to make alternate parking arrangements.

“Clarkefield station is getting busier and demand for parking at the station continues to grow – that’s why we’re building these new spaces,” she said on a visit to the station earlier this month.

“It will be safer and easier for people to park their cars and catch the train at Clarkefield station thanks to this much-needed upgrade.”

The Clarkefield station upgrade is part of the state government’s
$22.5 million Road and Rail Minor Works Program being delivered by VicTrack.

The works are in addition to a Macedon Station upgrade including 110 carparks and heated platform shelter, and another 195 spaces at Woodend station.