New look Newtown Station unveiled
The upgraded Newtown Station was unveiled today (Monday, 29 October), with customers now able to enjoy a new station concourse, lifts and covered entry walkway, among other improvements.
“These features mean that, for the first time, customers using Newtown Station can enjoy easy access to the platforms, via a new lift and stairs,” a Transport for NSW spokesperson said.
“The features unveiled today form stage one of the project. The second stage involves refurbishment of the old booking office to create retail space and conversion of the old stairs into emergency stairs. These additional works will be finished early next year.
“By delivering the project in two stages, we’ve ensured customers can benefit from much needed access upgrades as quickly as possible, before getting on with the remainder of the works.
“A huge volume of people use Newtown Station and visit the bustling local restaurant, entertainment and retail precinct every day. The upgraded station will make it easier to access these areas by public transport – particularly for customers with disabilities, the elderly and families with young children and prams.”
The first stage of the Newtown Station upgrade includes:
- New centrally located concourse with new ticket office
- New covered entry walkway from King Street to the new concourse
- Refurbished heritage buildings along the entry walkways for retail use, while maintaining the historic character of the station and surrounding areas
- New lift and stairs from the concourse to the platforms, and from the entry walkway to the new Thomas Street entry
- Upgraded toilet facilities including a family accessible toilet
- Upgraded retail premises in Bridge House
- New platform canopies
- Improved CCTV, lighting, signage, tactile tiles and bike racks.