Upgrades for CBD Stations
Customers will benefit from upgrades at Museum, Martin Place and Circular Quay Stations, Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian said today.
Tenders have been issued for an upgrade of Museum Station, one of the network’s most iconic stations and the last CBD station to become accessible.
Ms Berejiklian said design work will help determine the costs and scope involved to upgrade Museum with lifts, ramps, improved ticket gates and accessible toilets.
“Approximately 20,900 people use the station to get to work and key CBD attractions every weekday, and this will only increase over the coming years as we run more trains from the East Hills and Bankstown Lines, particularly after the South West Rail Link opens,” Ms Berejiklian said.
“Museum station was opened in 1926 - we need to be sensitive to the heritage of the station but also make it safe and accessible for all our customers, including those using a wheelchair, the elderly and families with prams.”
Upgrades to Museum Station will form part of the $770 million Transport Access Program – a NSW Government initiative to deliver real improvements for public transport customers.
In the coming months customers will also notice some improvements to the look and feel of Circular Quay and Martin Place stations.
“At Circular Quay we will update platform surfaces and paint work, install new furniture and better lighting,” Ms Berejiklian said.
“We will also make some changes to the layout of the station to make it easier for customers to navigate, including improved signs and six extra ticket gates.
“At Martin Place Station we will revitalise the mezzanine level to provide additional seating, new retail spaces and a more attractive space for customers.”
The floor space for retail at Martin Place will increase from 83 square metres to more than 400 square metres, giving customers more choice for food, services and shopping. The work is expected to get underway in mid -2013.
All CBD stations will continue to operate as usual throughout the busy Summer Holidays period.
Museum Station – potential scope of upgrade
- Improved station entries
- New lifts to provide access between station entry and concourse
- New lifts to provide access between station concourse and platform
- A new family accessible toilet
- Installation of tactile surfaces
- External works including modifications to parking and footpaths
- Safety features including lighting, CCTV, modification and expansion of the fire and smoke detection system
- Adjustment of ticket gates to improve circulation
- Power upgrade works to station communications room