Killara Station Upgrade


Project overview

The NSW Government is improving accessibility at Killara Station.

This upgrade will be delivered as part of the Transport Access Program, an initiative to provide a better experience for public transport customers by delivering modern, safe and accessible infrastructure.

As part of the program, the Killara Station Upgrade will provide a station that is accessible to those with a disability, limited mobility, carers/parents with prams and customers with luggage.

The project is expected to be completed in 2023*.

Key benefits

  • three lifts with canopy coverage – one on each side of the footbridge, and one to the station platforms
  • improvements to the station building to provide a new family accessible toilet and a unisex ambulant toilet
  • a new canopy at the boarding assistance zone on Platform 1
  • footpath upgrades on Werona Avenue and Culworth Avenue
  • formalised accessible parking, and kiss and ride parking on Culworth Avenue
  • new handrails and treads on stairs where required
  • power supply upgrades to support the new infrastructure
  • improvements to lighting, CCTV and station communications. 
In progress

Project status

Construction of Killara Station Upgrade is underway. Please see the latest Community Notification for further information.

Approved design changes 

Following the public display of the Killara Station Upgrade Addendum Review of Environmental Factors (REF) (PDF, 3.58 MB), and the preparation of a Determination Report (PDF, 2.14 MB), the design changes for the Killara Station Upgrade have been approved. 

These design changes include:

  • a deflection wall on the approach of the down (away from city) track in proximity to the footbridge (Culworth Avenue side) 
  • a deflection wall on the approach of the up (towards city) track in proximity to the footbridge (Werona Avenue side)  
  • the reduction of the proposed canopy from the footbridge extension (retaining canopy coverage at lift waiting areas).  

Early work on the approved design changes is due to commence in November 2022, weather permitting.    

We will continue to consult with Ku-ring-gai Council and other key stakeholders regarding design development and will continue to keep the community informed throughout construction. 

What we heard

The project team received 13 submissions from the community during the Addendum REF period. The submissions were considered by the project team and responded to in the Determination Report.

Key themes which emerged during consultation were:

  • objections to reducing the proposed canopy coverage
  • concerns relating to the design and visual impact of the deflection walls
  • concerns about the heritage impact of the design changes
  • concerns about the design and planning process relating to these design changes
  • general comments about the station design and amenity. 

We would like to thank the community for their feedback. 

What is a deflection wall? 

The purpose of a deflection wall is to prevent a collision and to protect structures and their support elements from the impacts of a derailed train. Deflection walls also help to reduce the risk of bridge collapse and minimise injuries to passengers of derailed trains. 

Deflection walls have recently been required at other stations where lift shafts were installed as part of a TAP accessibility upgrade.

Keep in touch 

We will continue to keep the community informed throughout the construction period with regular notifications being distributed to residents and frequent updates published here on our website.

If you would like to receive project updates please contact us on 1800 684 490 or email

For all urgent enquiries or complaints regarding construction activities, please contact our 24-hour Construction Response Line on 1800 775 465.

Station information

Please visit the Killara Station web page for information on station facilities and transport services.

* Estimated project completion times are subject to change. 

Community notifications

Project history

  • Planning approval for the Killara Station Upgrade was granted following​ the public display of the Review of Environmental Factors (REF) between 30 June and 27 July 2021.
  • The project received 15 submissions in response to the project's REF. Each submission was considered by the project team and responded to in a Determination Report (PDF, 10.14 MB).
  • Transport for NSW would like to thank the community for their feedback during the planning process.

Planning documents