Transport for NSW today announced that Downer has been awarded the contract to deliver an accessibility upgrade at Victoria Street Station and improvements to the commuter car park.
“Planning is underway for an upgrade of Victoria Street Station which will make it significantly easier for our less mobile customers to access public transport, including people with disabilities, parents with prams and travelers with luggage,” said a Transport for NSW spokesperson.
“Three new lifts will be installed providing customers with direct access to the footbridge from the street and then down to the platforms.
“As part of the upgrade the existing station building, footbridge and stairs will be refurbished and we will resurface the platform.
“New CCTV cameras and lighting will be installed to improve security, new canopies will be built over the platform, stairs and footbridge to provide protection from the weather and there will be a new accessible toilet.”
Downer will also be responsible for upgrading the commuter car park and transport interchange.
“The existing commuter car park will be re-surfaced. Two accessible parking spaces will also be created, along with a space for taxis and private vehicles to pick-up and drop-off customers.”
“Accessible paths will be built to connect the upgraded carpark to the rest of the transport interchange.”
Subject to planning approval, the station upgrade and refurbishment of the carpark is scheduled to start around the middle of 2017 and take approximately 12 months to complete.
The upgrade of Victoria Street Station is made possible thanks to the NSW Government’s Transport Access Program, an initiative to deliver safe, modern and accessible public transport infrastructure across the state.
Since its launch April 2012, more than 450 Transport Access Program projects have been completed or are currently underway.