Redfern Station Upgrade - New Southern Concourse
The Redfern Station Upgrade project is now complete.
Redfern Station is now more accessible to those with a disability, limited mobility, parents/carers with prams and customers with luggage.
The new Southern Concourse provides easy access to Platforms 1-10 and enhanced connectivity between the station and key destinations in the local area.
The Redfern Station Upgrade was delivered by the NSW Government as part of the Transport Access Program.
- Easy access to platforms 1 to 10 with 6 new stairs and lifts.
- Better connectivity with the surrounding areas including key destinations such as South Eveleigh (formerly known as Australian Technology Park), and education centres.
Upgrading Redfern Station is the first step in renewing the Redfern North Eveleigh precinct.
Barrier-free access across the New Southern Concourse
For members of the public wishing to cross from one side of Redfern Station to the other, the new southern concourse features barrier-free community access gates at the Marian Street and Little Eveleigh Street entrances.
The community access gates remain open during the station’s operational times (approx. 4.30am to 1.30am each day) to allow pedestrians and cyclists (dismounted) to cross the new concourse without tapping an Opal or credit card.
When the station is closed, pedestrians and cyclists should use the Lawson Street bridge to cross the rail tracks.
For train customers using the new concourse to access or exit the station’s platforms, standard Opal and wide gates are in place at both entrances.
While construction of the new concourse and entrances is complete, some finishing activities will be completed before the team leave the site and remove the construction compound.
In the coming weeks, the following tasks will be completed:
- Installation of remaining heritage and public art initiatives
- Minor defect rectifications
We will also work in conjunction with City of Sydney council, to deliver road safety and traffic measures on local roads around the station, including the Little Eveleigh Street shared zone.
Nearby residents and stakeholders affected by these activities will be notified before they take place.
We would like to thank the community for their understanding and express our gratitude to those affected during project’s delivery.
We understand that construction work – particularly activities involving the rail corridor, where work is regularly scheduled on weekend and late at night – can be disruptive and inconvenient.
We would like to thank the community and nearby stakeholders for their patience and understanding while we delivered this important work.
Access to Platforms 11 and 12
The NSW Government is investigating development options for the land to the east of Redfern Station to improve access to Platforms 11 and 12.
As these platforms are underground, it makes the options and any future works more complex.
Improved access to the T4 Eastern Suburbs and Illawarra Line will make Redfern Station fully accessible and Disability Discrimination Act compliant. It will also improve connections to the bus interchange on Gibbons Street and the new Southern Concourse.
When a preferred accessibility design for Platforms 11 and 12 is determined, Transport for NSW will consult with the community, stakeholders and station users on the proposal.
The new concourse delivered as part of the Redfern Station Upgrade, services the ten above ground platforms at Redfern, which are separate to the two Eastern Suburbs platforms. Rather than wait for the underground platforms, it was decided that greater accessibility through this new concourse should be delivered as an earlier, and separate piece of work.
Relocating a 130-year-old heritage building at Redfern Station
Weighing 70 tonnes, the heritage building travelled 18 metres down Platform 1 to its new home. The building was moved to ensure the new Southern Concourse stairs and lift shafts did not interfere with the structure of the building.
It is believed the building was constructed in 1884 and has served a number of purposes over the years, including an electrical workshop, ticket office, station office, and a railway telegraph office.
The move took two days to complete, but can be viewed in just one minute via the time-lapse video below.
For further information about the Redfern's Platform 1 building and heritage gardens, please see the link below:
Redfern Station: Platform 1 heritage building and gardens (PDF, 2.5 MB)
Keep in touch
If you would like to receive project updates please contact us on 1800 684 490, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail 'Redfern Station Upgrade - New Southern Concourse', PO Box K659, Haymarket NSW 1240, with the reference number of SSI-10041.
For urgent enquiries, you can also call our 24-hour Construction line on 1800 775 465.
You can also view the project planning pathways and information directly, or contact the Department of Planning and Environment (DPE) by clicking here.
Current project documents