Traffic pain predicted
TRAINS at crush capacity, heavy congestion and long delays are what local commuters can expect by 2031, according to an infrastructure audit.
However, the Public Transport Authority (PTA) expects a new fleet of Cseries railcars and more frequent trains will futureproof CAROLINE DevenishMeares is in a traffic jam of the preserves kind, and she could not be happier.
The Coogee resident is filling orders of her homemade chilli jam, which represents her fundraising efforts for Parkinson’s WA this year. the network ahead of predicted patronage increases.
The 2019 Australian Infrastructure Audit, released last week, examined the infrastructure needs of the community in the next 12 years.
“Crowding (on the Mandurah line) is forecast to increase beyond the maximum or crush capacity in
Inspired by a dream to make a sizeable contribution to Parkinson’s WA, she committed to selling 2000 jars of Sweet Caroline’s Chilli Jam by Christmas.
Her jam journey began just last year when she decided to start incorporating chilli in her cooking. the AM peak,” it said. “Key bus routes will reach crush capacity close to the CBD, particularly on the Kwinana Freeway route.”
According to the audit, drivers on the Kwinana Freeway can expect to spend 60 per cent of their travel time stuck in traffic during peak periods, up from 40 per cent in 2016.
“Severe congestion on
“Last year I had a lot of my own chilli, so I made a lot of jam and gave them away as gifts and in hampers for Christmas,” Ms Devenish-Meares said.
This year, she decided to use her newfound jammaking skills to raise money for an issue close to her heart. Her husband this corridor will be extremely disruptive to daily travel by cars, buses and trucks,” the audit said.
The audit claimed infrastructure was failing to keep pace with rapid population growth, particularly in the urban fringe.
PTA spokeswoman Laura Tomlinson said the predictions were based on current train patterns. Rochford has lived with Parkinson’s for the past eight years.
She said the response so far had been overwhelmingly positive.
“I get a really good response from the jam and the people who have bought it,” Mrs Devenish-Meares said.
“I’ve had lots of positiveness
“It is anticipated that frequency of service on the Mandurah and Joondalup lines will be about 18 trains an hour by 2030 with the high capacity signalling project in place,” she said.
Main Roads WA spokesman Dean Roberts said they were addressing congestion with major expenditure on the Kwinana Freeway. from it, so that’s what’s egging me on. I’m enjoying giving back and that’s a good feeling.”
She will have the chance to edge closer to her target at Parkinson’s WA’s Walk in the Park event, where she will have a stall selling the jam, on September 15 at Perry Lakes.