Work will commence on an accessibility upgrade for Panania Station later this year after Transport for NSW announced that Downer has been appointed to deliver the project as part of the NSW Government’s Transport Access Program.
“This upgrade will make it significantly easier for our less mobile customers, including those with a disability, parents with prams and travelers with luggage to access public transport services,” said a Transport for NSW spokesperson.
“The Station Upgrade will feature an upgraded footbridge, with lift access to the station platform. There will also be new canopies to provide protection from the weather.
“The existing platform building will be refurbished to include a family accessible toilet and an accessible customer information window.
“Outside of the station we are providing new accessible parking spaces as well as new zones for taxis and a kiss and ride zone for private vehicles to pick-up and drop-off passengers.
“For customers who want to ride their bicycle to the station before catching a train, we’re creating a new undercover bicycle rack. There will also be a new raised pedestrian crossing on Weston Street and a new pedestrian refuge on Anderson Avenue.”
Construction is expected to start in June and take approximately 12 months to complete.
The Transport Access Program is an initiative to deliver safe, modern and accessible public transport infrastructure across the state. Since its launch in April 2012, more than 450 projects have been completed or are underway.