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Redfern Station Accessability Upgrade

On 27 February, the story of the upgrade was carried in the Sydney Morning Herald and the following information appeared on the Transport for NSW website. The anouncement came just before the NSW Government went into Caretaker mode so it is not expected more details will be officially available until after the March 23 NSW Election. The SMH reported that "After years of refusals by successive governments to upgrade the heritage-listed station, six lifts and six sets of stairs will be installed as part of a $100 million project, ensuring better access for commuters to platforms one to 10. The lifts will link to a footbridge to be built at the southern end of the station. It will improve access to the Australian Technology Park, Carriageworks and the University of Sydney. The footbridge will connect Gibbons Street, on the eastern side of the rail tracks, with Little Eveleigh and Wilson streets to the west. While preliminary surveys and geotechnical work are under way, major construction at Redfern is not expected to begin until late this year and will take about a year to complete". The link to the SMH story is at the foot of this post.

Redfern Station Upgrade

Reviewed 27 Feb 2019

Project overview

The NSW Government is improving accessibility at Redfern Station as part of the Transport Access Program. The project aims to provide a station precinct that is accessible to those with a disability, limited mobility, parents/carers with prams and customers with luggage.

Key benefits

The Redfern Station Upgrade proposes to construct a new pedestrian footbridge at the southern end of station. This will provide:

  • easy access to platforms 1 to 10 with six new stairs and lifts
  • better connectivity with the surrounding areas including key destinations such as South Eveleigh (formerly known as Australian Technology Park), Carriageworks and University of Sydney.

Project Status

Transport for NSW is currently in the planning phase. We are investigating the current facilities at the station to help identify what improvements are needed to make the station more accessible.

Community Consultation

Community engagement is an important component of the project and we encourage all community members to participate in consultation activities.

We will keep the community informed about opportunities to have your say.

Next Steps

As part of the planning approval process, the concept designs and plans will be progressed and placed on public display later this year and feedback invited from the community.

Source: Redfern Station Upgrade

 

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