Waitara Station Upgrade

Reviewed

Project overview

The NSW Government has improved accessibility at Waitara Station.

This upgrade was delivered as part of the Transport Access Program, an initiative to provide a better experience for public transport passengers by delivering modern, secure and integrated transport infrastructure across the state.

Key benefits

  • a new pedestrian underpass at the northern end of the platform
  • a new station entrance at the northern end of the platform from the commuter car park on Waitara Avenue
  • a new station entrance on Alexandria Parade
  • two new lifts at the new northern station entrance, one from underpass entry near the car park and one to the station platform
  • new staircases from the new underpass to the car park and to the platform
  • two new boarding assistance zones on the platform
  • extended platform canopy from the top of the new staircase to the station building to provide improved weather protection for passengers
  • platform resurfaced 
  • new family accessible and ambulant toilets within the station building
  • new accessible footpath connecting the new underpass to the new pedestrian crossing on Alexandria Parade
  • new bike rack on Alexandria Parade
  • new accessible footpath connecting the new underpass to the new pedestrian crossing in the car park between Waitara Ave and Romsey Street
  • commuter car park upgraded to provide one way traffic flow through to Romsey Street and 16 additional parking spaces
  • two accessible parking spaces installed
  • a formalised kiss and ride zone installed
  • additional CCTV and lighting installed.    

 
The existing underpass has been retained.

Planning
In progress
Complete

Original underpass temporarily closed

With the opening of the new entrance, Sydney Trains will be completing essential maintenance work on the original station underpass between Alexandria Parade, Waitara Avenue and the station platform.

This work will take 3 weeks from Monday 19 February – Friday 8 March 2024 and during this time the underpass and old stairs will be closed to passengers.

Signs will be in place at the station to direct passengers. Please contact station staff for assistance or call Sydney Trains for further information on 9847 8468.

Project status

Waitara Station Upgrade is now open, and the station is now more accessible, allowing for safer, easier and more convenient travel for all passengers.

Passengers are able to use the station’s two new lifts and improved accessibility features.

Transport for NSW would like to thank the community for their continued support and cooperation during the upgrade.

Although the main upgrade work is complete, minor finishing work will continue for a few weeks.

Station information

Please visit the Waitara Station webpage for information on station facilities and transport services.

Community notifications

Waitara Station Upgrade - Community Notification - February 2024 (PDF, 5.43 MB)

Waitara Station Upgrade - Community Notification - January 2024 (PDF, 3.17 MB)

Waitara Station Upgrade - Community Notification - December 2023 (PDF, 2.27 MB)

Waitara Station Upgrade - Community Notification - November 2023 (PDF, 3.38 MB)

Waitara Station Upgrade - Community Notification - October 2023 (PDF, 8.01 MB)

Waitara Station Upgrade - Community Notification - September 2023 (PDF, 2.27 MB)

Waitara Station Upgrade - Community Notification - August 2023 (PDF, 2.66 MB)

Waitara Station Upgrade - Community Notification - July 2023 (PDF, 256.73 KB)

Waitara Station Upgrade - Community Notification - July 2023 (PDF, 4.3 MB)

Waitara Station Upgrade - Community Notification - June 2023 (PDF, 11.46 MB)

Waitara Station Upgrade - Community Notification - May 2023 (PDF, 5.63 MB)

Waitara Station Upgrade - Community Notification April 2023 (PDF, 17.11 MB)

Waitara Station Upgrade - Community Notification - March 2023 (PDF, 1.33 MB)

Waitara Station Upgrade - Community Notification - February 2023  (PDF, 2.19 MB)

Waitara Station Upgrade - Community Notification - January 2023  (PDF, 4.33 MB)

Waitara Station Upgrade - Community Notification - December 2022 (PDF, 6.87 MB)

Waitara Station Upgrade - Community Notification - November 2022 (PDF, 1.42 MB)

Waitara Station Upgrade - Community Notification - October 2022 (PDF, 392.65 KB)

Waitara Station Upgrade - Community notification - September 2022 (PDF, 470.58 KB)

Waitara Station Upgrade - Community notification - August 2022 (PDF, 2.56 MB)

Waitara Station Upgrade - Community notification - July 2022 (PDF, 6.2 MB)

Waitara Station Upgrade - Community notification - June 2022 (PDF, 264.11 KB)

Waitara Station Upgrade - Planning approval and start of construction notification - May June 2022 (PDF, 1.23 MB)

Waitara Station Upgrade - Site investigations, May 2022 (PDF, 140.24 KB)

Waitara Station Upgrade - Have Your Say, March 2022 (PDF, 1.19 MB)

Waitara Station Upgrade - Site investigations, March 2022 (PDF, 552.6 KB)

Waitara Station Upgrade - Site investigations, January 2022 (PDF, 231.64 KB)

Waitara Station Upgrade - Have your Say, November 2021 (PDF, 389.71 KB)

Waitara Station Upgrade - Have your say, September 2020 (PDF, 767.35 KB)

Planning documents

Project history

In late 2020, we invited the community to have their say on the concept design at Waitara Station.

Due to feedback received during this time and after further design investigations, we changed the concept design to create a new accessible station entry at the northern end of the platform. 

In November 2021, the community had their say on the new concept design. Overall, the majority of the community supported the new concept design. Additionally, some requests included the new lifts to be installed in the exiting southern entrance, improvements to pedestrian movement and accessible pathway via the commuter car park.

In April 2022 the community were invited to have their say on the proposal’s Review of Environmental Factors, which was on public display for two weeks. Key feedback topics were:  

  • support for improving accessibility at Waitara Station 
  • requests to reconsider the location of the pedestrian crossing on Alexandria Parade 
  • requests to provide a lift  in the existing underpass (at the southern end of the station) 
  • requests for additional landscaping to be provided around Waitara Station.

Additional improvements

In response to community and stakeholder feedback received on the original concept design in 2021 and the Review of Environmental Factors in 2022, we will now be delivering further improvements to Waitara Station. The additional work will be completed in parallel with the upgrades currently being delivered as part of the Waitara Station Upgrade. 

These improvements include: 

  • Extending the platform canopy from the top of the new staircase to the station building.
  • Upgrading the Waitara Avenue Commuter Car Park to provide
    • One-way traffic flow through to Romsey Street for improved access. 
    • An additional 16 parking spaces. 
    • Improved footpaths within the car park and to the station precinct.
    • A new pedestrian crossing at the entrance to the commuter car park on Waitara Avenue.
  • Lighting upgrades for improved security.

Thank you to the community for taking the time to provide feedback.

Planning approval was granted and construction began in May 2022.