Blackheath Station Upgrade
Planning is currently underway to improve accessibility at Blackheath Station.
- three new lifts to station entries and platforms
- upgrades to the existing accessible parking spaces, kiss and ride bay and taxi zone
- removal of the non-compliant pedestrian level crossing
- upgrades to station footpaths and platforms, including new tactiles and installation of an accessible water fountain
- improvements to CCTV, lighting and wayfinding
- upgrades to the station footbridge and stairs
- provision of new bicycle hoops.
The project is part of the Transport Access Program, a NSW Government initiative to provide a better experience for public transport customers by delivering accessible, modern, secure and integrated transport infrastructure across the state.
As part of the program, the Blackheath Station Upgrade would aim to provide a station precinct that is accessible to people with a disability, limited mobility, parents/carers with prams and customers with luggage.
Investigations are currently underway to develop a concept design for Blackheath Station to make it more accessible for all customers.
Between Monday 23 September and Monday 21 October 2019, feedback was sought on the early concept design.
Members of the project team met with local community members at two information sessions in October, including:
- The Blackheath Community Markets, Blackheath Public School, Sunday 6 October between 9am-1pm
- Blackheath Community Centre, Bates Hall, Wednesday 16 October between 4.30pm-6.30pm
Thank you to everyone who provided feedback.
Your feedback will help Transport for NSW understand what is important to customers and the community and will help inform further design. A Review of Environmental Factors will be prepared for public display and feedback will be invited on the concept design at this time.
Key themes that emerged were:
- general support for the station to become accessible
- requests for more commuter parking
- requests for heritage preservation
- requests to maintain/extend/upgrade the existing, non-compliant pedestrian level crossing
- questions around management of the Bundarra pedestrian/vehicle crossing
- questions around value for money to install lifts
- potential for lifts to become inoperable during power outages
Respondents who have provided contact details will receive a response from Transport for NSW including information about how their feedback was considered.
All feedback relating to items outside of the Transport Access Program scope of work will be distributed to the most appropriate NSW Government agency, associate of official body for consideration. This feedback is important to us and will be kept in accordance with our privacy obligations (PDF, 438.6 KB) (PDF, 43.86 KB).
Keep in touch
If you would like to receive project updates please contact us on 1800 684 490 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please visit the Blackheath Station webpage for information on station facilities and transport services.