Mascot Station set for major upgrade
Transport for NSW announced today that Mascot Station will receive a makeover to improve the flow of customers and reduce crowding in and around the station making travel easier and more comfortable for train and road users.
A brand new entrance/exit on the western side of Bourke Street will be built, opposite the existing entrance/exit point, including escalators and a lift to the paid concourse area.
Additional ticket gates will also be installed as part of the project.
A Transport for NSW spokesperson said the improvements are in response to a huge spike in demand, with customer trips to and from the station increasing by 117 per cent between 2015 and 2019.
“Outside of the Sydney CBD, Mascot is one of the busiest stations on the network and with demand set to continue, we need to deliver improvements to ensure this important transport hub is equipped to handle increased customer volumes in the future,” the spokesperson said.
“Not only will this benefit our train customers, road users will also notice reduced congestion on Bourke Street with less people having to rely on the pedestrian crossing to access the station.”
The spokesperson said the project complements other strategies that Transport for NSW are putting in place to cater for increased growth around the Mascot area as part of the NSW Government’s $4.3 billion More Trains, More Services program.
“We are modernising and upgrading rail infrastructure on the network, including a new substation at Mascot, to support the introduction of new suburban trains and allow us to deliver more frequent train services for T8 Airport Line customers, the spokesperson said.
“This includes plans to increase services for Mascot customers during the morning peak by 60 per cent, meaning trains on average every three to four minutes instead of every six today.”
This is in addition to hundreds of bus services that are running to and from the Mascot Station precinct.
Preliminary investigations, including some drilling and other minor site set up work will now begin around Mascot station over the coming weeks.
Customers will be able to have their say on the project later this year when the Review of Environmental Factors is put on public display.
Customers can visit www.transport.nsw.gov.au/projects/more-trains-more-services for more information.