Broadmeadow Railway Station Upgrade
Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald MLC announced the release of a tender for the design and construction of a major upgrade of Broadmeadow Railway Station when he visited the site today.
The work is being delivered as part of the NSW Government’s Transport Access Program, an initiative to deliver modern, safe and accessible transport infrastructure.
The upgrade will include the installation of three new lifts, upgraded security features such as lighting and CCTV, canopies and improved signage to make life easier for customers.
“This project will ensure all customers, particularly the elderly, those with disability and parents with prams will be able to access the platforms safely through improved lift access, meaning easier travel for everyone,” Mr MacDonald said.
“Many people use Broadmeadow Station each day. There are the regular commuters who travel to and from work and school and others who are connecting to regional train services.”
“We also have the thousands of footy supporters who use the station on match days as well as event goers who are heading to the Newcastle Entertainment Centre,” Mr MacDonald said.
“Today’s news shows that we are wasting no time in delivering this much needed upgrade for customers.”
The community will get a chance to have their say on the project when the review of environmental factors goes on public display later this year.
The award of the design and construction contract is expected later this year, with work kicking off in 2016.