Marrickville Station Makeover

The Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian today announced work will begin to install two new lifts, a new concourse and stairs as part of a $32 million upgrade for Marrickville Station.

The Minister said the project is part of the NSW Government’s $770 million Transport Access Program, an initiative to deliver accessible, modern, secure and integrated transport infrastructure where it is needed most.

Ms Berejiklian said contracts had now been awarded for the works to begin shortly. 

“There will be new station entry points, a new concourse, stairs to boost customer access and CCTV cameras for added security ,” The Minister said.

“Two new lifts will be installed to make it easier for the elderly, people with disability and parents with prams to catch the train.”

Canopies will be built to help protect customers from extreme weather and customers will also benefit from improved safety features and be able to interchange more easily with kiss and ride facilities, accessible parking and a taxi rank.

Community feedback received late last year has also seen 20 bicycle racks added to the plans for the station upgrade.

Work is expected to be complete by the end of 2016.

“When these improvements are complete, Marrickville Station will be accessible to all customers for the first time,” Ms Berejiklian said.

“Newtown and Sydenham stations have both received significant upgrades including lifts and we’re now installing lifts at Redfern, Circular Quay and Museum stations.”

 

The original article appeared on the NSW Liberal website. To view the article click here: https://www.nsw.liberal.org.au/news/state-news/work-begin-marrickville-station-makeover