New lift at Redfern progresses as geotech works begin
Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian today announced work is progressing on a new lift for customers at Redfern Station, with geotechnical investigations getting underway this weekend.
Upgrades at Redfern Station are being delivered as part of the NSW Government’s $770 million Transport Access Program, providing modern, safe and accessible transport infrastructure where it’s needed most.
Ms Berejiklian said 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 - providing access for the first time for customers in a wheelchair and assisting the elderly, parents with prams, and tourists lugging suitcases,” Ms Berejiklian said.
“Platforms 6 and 7 were selected because they provide access to the busy T2 Inner West, South and Airport lines, which cater for customers heading to the city and airport, as well as suburbs such as Newtown, Burwood and Strathfield.
“This is a good start to ensure all customers can access the network at Redfern. “The NSW Government is also working on lighting and fencing around the lift area. As part of the upgrades a secure and modern bike cage will also be built on Lawson Street, which will provide customers with a safe place to leave their bikes.”
On-site investigations will begin this weekend, including digging potholes, carrying out geotechnical investigations and looking underground to identify the location of services and utilities.
“I am pleased work is progressing on this important project, with tenders underway to bring a construction company on board so we’re ready to start construction once we receive planning approval,” Ms Berejiklian said.
“Plans and designs will be available in the next two months for community feedback and construction is on-track to begin early next year.”