Waratah Station Upgrade


Project overview

The NSW Government is improving accessibility at Waratah 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.

The project is expected to be completed by mid 2020*.

Key benefits

  • three new lifts to provide access to the station platforms
  • a new walkway linking the lift to the existing footbridge
  • a new accessible parking space on Platt Street
  • a new family accessible toilet and unisex ambulant toilet
  • upgrades to the existing stairs
  • upgrades to the kiss-and-ride and taxi zone on Railway Terrace, and a new shared kiss-and-ride bay and taxi zone on Platt Street
  • improvements to CCTV and lighting to increase safety and security
  • new pedestrian pathways throughout the station precinct
  • improved accessibility to the waiting room.
In progress

Project status

Early work and site establishment commenced at the station in May 2019.

Major construction commenced in June 2019 during a scheduled Sydney Trains trackwork weekend.

Construction on Waratah Station Upgrade has progressed well, with upgrades to the station facilities and construction of the internal lift cabs, fencing and footpaths continuing throughout May.

Construction will continue in June and will include:

  • platform resurfacing
  • upgrades to the existing stairs (Railway Terrace access to station)
  • refurbishment of the Station Manager’s building
  • installation of new services to the station including power supply, drainage and communications
  • work to complete the lift roof
  • removal of temporary toilet facilities.

Toilet refurbishment 

The refurbished toilets on Platform 2 will re-open on Tuesday 9 June 2020.

Weekend work – Saturday 6 June until Monday 8 June 2020

Work will be carried out between 6am and 10pm from Saturday 6 June until Monday 8 June 2020.

The work will involve a mobile crane and elevated work platform to complete the lift shaft roof and remove the temporary toilet facilities. An excavator will also be used to resurface the platforms and delivery trucks to remove work site barriers at the corner of Railway Terrace and Hanbury Street. Other equipment to be used includes power and hand tools.

We will undertake work to construct the new landing and access to the stairway on the corner of Railway Terrace and Hanbury Street while the pedestrian footbridge is closed from 6am Saturday 6 June to 10pm Monday 8 June 2020.

This work will be carried out during a scheduled Sydney Trains trackwork weekend when train services don’t operate and the station and footbridge is closed.

For information about rail replacement buses during scheduled trackwork, please visit transportnsw.info or phone 131 500.

On Wednesday 11 and Sunday 21 June work will be done from 7pm to 5am (weather permitting). This work was previously scheduled to take place across two nights between Sunday 28 June and Sunday 5 July 2020.  

The work on Sunday 21 June will be done during a planned Ausgrid power interruption. Residents and businesses affected by the interruption will receive more information from Ausgrid about the timing of each power interruption. 

Temporary changes to footpath on Station Street

To facilitate the power supply upgrade to Waratah Station, the footpath on the southern side of Station Street (near Waratah Park) will be temporarily closed while underground work is completed.

Until mid-June, pedestrians will be directed to follow a short diversion through Waratah Park. Please allow extra travel time. 

See the June community notification below for more information.

Keep in touch

We will continue to keep the community informed throughout the construction period with monthly 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 projects@transport.nsw.gov.au.

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

Station information

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

Community notifications

Planning documents

* Estimated project completion times are subject to change.