$20 million is what it took to upgrade Sydney’s Wollstonecraft Station which is now open to the public with greater accessibility and safety.
Member for North Shore Felicity Wilson said the upgrade will make catching public transport at the station easier, especially for people with limited mobility, parents or carers with prams, and anyone with luggage.
“The upgrade ensures that every single commuter in Wollstonecraft has easy access to public transport as well as a modern and secure train station,” Ms Wilson said.
“Hearing from less mobile members of our community about how the new lifts will make it easier for them to get to work, connect to friends and family, and visit places across Sydney, shows just how big a difference accessible spaces can have in people’s lives,”
“Security has also been enhanced at the station with improved CCTV, signage, and lighting so commuters feel safe at all hours.
“I would like to thank our local community for their support while work was being completed and I hope to see more locals making great use of the new facilities.” Ms Wilson said.
The upgrade includes:
- two new lifts to access station platforms
- new entry ramps to provide accessible paths to the lifts
- a new male and female ambulant toilet
- a new family accessible toilet
- a covered boarding assistance zone on Platform 1
- improved CCTV, signage, and lighting
- a new accessible parking space on Shirley Road.
As well as accessibility improvements, the station upgrade also created around 320 jobs during planning and construction.
The upgrade has been delivered as part of the Transport Access Program, an initiative to create safe, modern, and accessible public transport infrastructure.
The NSW Government has committed more than $2.2 billion to the Transport Access Program since 2011.
You can find out more here: https://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/projects-tap