Customers one step closer to access improvements at Redfern Station
Transport for NSW today announced that planning approval has been received and early work will kick off this month for access improvements at Redfern Station.
“The improvements at Redfern Station will include lift access to platforms six and seven as well as improved access from Lawson Street,” a spokesperson for Transport for NSW said.
“This upgrade will make life easier for customers at the busy station – with the lift giving easy access to the busy T2 line.
“For the first time for customers in a wheelchair, the elderly, parents with prams, and travellers with luggage will be able to access trains more comfortably.
“We are also working on lighting and fencing around the lift area to boost security.
“I know this upgrade will make a real difference for local residents, and encourage more people to choose public transport.
“I thank the community for taking the time to provide feedback on the proposal when plans were on public display in December and January. Your feedback has been considered by the project team, and will be used to guide the design as it develops,” the spokesperson said.
From Monday 13 to Thursday 16 April, work will be carried out at night between 6pm and 5am to relocate underground cables and pipes near the lift site.
There will also be some excavating work from 5am Saturday 18 April to 1am Monday 20 April to prepare footings for the new lift.
“We are completing the work at night and on weekends to minimise disruption to rail services and Redfern Station customers,” the spokesperson said.
Major construction work will get underway in the coming months.
“When these improvements are completed, the station will be more accessible for customers, making their transport journey easier and more efficient,” the spokesperson said.
The improvements at Redfern are being delivered as a part of the NSW Government’s Transport Access Program, an initiative to deliver accessible, modern and integrated transport infrastructure.