Have your say on plans for improvements to Redfern Station

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Transport for NSW today invited customers to provide feedback on plans for a new lift at Redfern station, as planning documents for the…

Transport for NSW today invited customers to provide feedback on plans for a new lift at Redfern station, as planning documents for the project are placed on public display. 

The improvements at Redfern station will include lift access to platforms six and seven as well as improved access from Lawson Street.

“This upgrade will improve accessibility for customers at the busy station – with the lift giving easy access to the busy T2 line from platforms six and seven for the first time for customers in a wheelchair and assisting the elderly, parents with prams, and travellers with luggage,” a Transport for NSW spokesperson said.

“The NSW Government is also improving lighting and fencing around the lift area to boost security.

“I encourage all interested members of the community to view the plans and provide feedback – this is a great opportunity to have your say on works for your station.”

The Redfern Station lift is being delivered as part of the NSW Government’s Transport Access Program, providing modern, safe and accessible transport infrastructure where it’s needed most.

Plans for the lift are outlined in a Review of Environmental Factors (REF), which also provides an overview of potential project impacts and how these will be managed.

The REF is on public display until 22 January, 2015 and is available via www.transport.nsw.gov.au/projects, at the City of Sydney Customer Service Centre, Waterloo Library, and the Transport for NSW Community Information Centre on George Street.

In the Sydney CBD, the NSW Government is also delivering major improvements to some of the city's oldest and busiest stations.

"Customers will benefit from a thorough refresh of Town Hall Station, an upgrade to Wynyard Station worth more than $100 milliion, to help cater for increased capacity from Barangaroo, a new lift to increase accessibility at Circular Quay Station and a major accessibility upgrade at Museum Station," the spokesperson said.

Following community feedback and planning approval, construction is on track to begin on the new lift in 2015.