Riddells Creek and Kyneton train stations will receive increased parking, while Gisborne station will receive upgrades as part of a Bendigo line project. Pictured is Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas, Riddells Creek station officer Maureen Hardwick and Minister for Roads and Public Transport Ben Carroll.

Riddells Creek and Kyneton train stations will have new car parking built, while Gisborne station will be upgraded to improve passenger experience.

The State Government projects will also deliver additional accessible car parks, bicycle parking and increased safety and security with CCTV and lighting improvements in the car parks.

Residents can have their say on the concept designs for the projects, online at www.engage.vic.gov.au/car-park-upgrades-kyneton-gisborne-and-riddells-creek, and available until March 31.

Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas said the project was in response to an increase of passengers travelling on the Bendigo line.

“These car park improvements will help people living in the Macedon Ranges get to their local station and I encourage people to provide any feedback they have on the plans,” she said.

“This is the second time we have increased car parking at Gisborne and Kyneton stations and these projects respond to the fact that over recent years more and more people have been catching the train on the Bendigo line.”

The project will be delivered by VicTrack as part of the government’s Car Parks for Commuters program which will see 11,000 new car parks built to free up streets, make it easier to catch the train, improve safety and generate jobs across the state.

Minister for Public Transport Ben Carroll said the project was part of a continued upgrade to Victoria’s rail network.

“Increasing car and bicycle parking at stations makes it easier for people to access public transport and get to where they are going,” he said.

“We are building new and upgraded car parking at stations across the state to respond to the increase in passengers we have seen over recent years, particularly as we continue upgrading Victoria’s rail network.”