WA Labor has unveiled another big-spending election commitment, promising to buy 10 new three-car train sets if it wins office.
The promise would deliver 30 rail cars; 24 more than the Government has committed to buy.
Labor says the measure would cost $110 million.
Opposition Leader Mark McGowan said congestion on the public transport network was a "huge issue" and Labor intended to do "something serious" to fix it.
"Perth's population is growing, demand is growing, congestion is there — we need to increase the number of rail cars," he said.
"We have looked at all of the analysis from the Public Transport Authority … An additional 10 trains, or 30 carriages are needed just to meet demand into the future."
As with previous election pledges, Mr McGowan declined to say how he would pay for the promise, saying only that Labor would go to the election with a fully costed plan.
He said Labor was releasing detailed policies now well ahead of the March election so the public knew what it stood for.
The new train promise comes on top of Labor's pledge to build a $45 million station near the Russell and Gibbs roads exits on the Kwinana Freeway, on the Mandurah line at Atwell.
The Government currently has on order an extra 15 three-car sets, at a cost of $164 million, and promised to order an extra two three-car sets to go with its promise to build a new train station at Aubin Grove on the Mandurah line.Other Labor spending commitments include the abolition of country electricity subsidies by South West electricity customers, costing $200 million a year; a $14.4 million aged care facility in Carnarvon; and $54 million for the Newman Hospital.
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