This month commuters who travel from Hornsby station will find there have been changes to the parking. We’re upgrading Hornsby Junction to increase capacity and improve the reliability of train services. To complete this work we need to close part of the George Street car park for around eight months. However, to help reduce the impact on our customers we’ve organised for the existing park and ride area at Westfield Hornsby to be provided, free-of-charge, between 5am and 10pm, Monday to Friday.
Upgrades will be occurring at Hornsby Junction to improve train services along the North Shore line. The work is also going to increase capacity at Hornsby station and help ensure trains are running on time. Once this work is completed and the carpark reopened the arrangements at Westfield will continue which will give commuters access to 700 car spaces at Hornsby station. This will continue until a new car park is built.
The accessible car spaces will still be available at the southern end of the George street car park.
The Westfield spaces will not be available over night , weekends or during the December period. We are working on a solution for December and will update commuters once a plan is in place.
We know commuters who use Hornsby station car park have wanted a better option and more spaces available and we have listened. Transport for NSW is continuing to plan for a new commuter car park at Hornsby Station and we are working with Hornsby Shire Council on a precinct plan for Hornsby Station and the surrounding area to improve connectivity and services to customers.
Last year we presented plans to the community for a new commuter car park. Construction of the car park has been put on hold while we work with Hornsby Shire Council to investigate how we can make this happen as part of the overall plans for the precinct. We will ensure that there is more commuter car parking available at Hornsby to make it easier for commuters to get to work each day.
There will be an opportunity to have your say on the precinct plan during the planning process. We understand that this will be a temporary inconvenience to customers and we appreciate their understanding and patience.