Redfern Station Upgrade - New Southern Concourse
The NSW Government has improved accessibility at Redfern Station.
The new Southern Concourse was delivered by the NSW Government as part of the Transport Access Program, an initiative to provide a better experience for public transport passengers by delivering accessible, modern, secure and integrated transport infrastructure across the state.
- 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.
Local road changes and Little Eveleigh Street shared zone operation
In collaboration with City of Sydney Council, we are making changes to the traffic arrangements around Redfern Station to ensure the safe operation of local roads, including the Little Eveleigh Street shared zone.
In August and September 2023, nearby residents were invited to ‘have their say’ on the proposed road changes.
In November, a community meeting provided an additional forum for the community to provide feedback on the proposal.
Using the community’s feedback, Transport and City of Sydney Council have refined and confirmed the road and traffic proposal.
Information about what we heard from the community, and how the community’s feedback was used to refine the proposal to provide the best possible outcome for users of the shared zone and surrounding roads, can be found in the Report below:
Community access gates 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 passengers 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 leaves site and removes the construction compound.
Work will include:
- roadwork on Wilson, Ivy, Little Eveleigh, and Lawson streets
- installation of a traffic island on Wilson Street
- installation of street furniture, light poles, signposts and signs
- minor defect rectifications
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 email@example.com, 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
Please visit the Redfern Station webpage for information on station facilities and transport services.