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 during a scheduled Sydney Trains trackwork weekend.

Construction on Waratah Station Upgrade is progressing well, with upgrades to the station facilities and construction of the lift shaft continuing throughout the month of March. The new stairs to Platform 1 opened in March.

The following activities will be undertaken throughout April:

  • building a new station access ramp and retaining walls on Platt Street
  • internal fit out of the new accessible station toilets 
  • floor tiling and installation of new seating in the waiting room
  • construction of a new footpath on Railway Terrace/Hanbury Street
  • installation of new services to the station including power, drainage and communications.

Equipment to be used includes excavators, elevated work platforms, concrete trucks, concrete pumps, excavators, power and hand tools.

Night work - Tuesday 31 March and Wednesday 1 April 

Work will be carried out from 6pm to 6am on Tuesday 31 March and Wednesday 1 April 2020. The work will involve a large mobile crane to install lift shaft canopies and screens to the lifts.

Pedestrian and traffic detours

To safely operate the large mobile crane, temporary traffic and pedestrian changes will be in place during the night work. 

One lane (westbound) will be temporarily closed on Railway Terrace while the crane operates from 6pm to 6am on Tuesday 31 March and Wednesday 1 April 2020. See April Community Notification below for further information. 

Night work - Sunday 19 April 

Work will also be carried out from 9pm to 5am on Sunday 19 April 2020. The work will involve using a large mobile crane on Railway Terrace/Hanbury Street to deliver materials to Platform 1. To safely operate the large mobile crane, temporary traffic and pedestrian changes will be in place during the night work. One lane (westbound) will be temporarily closed on Railway Terrace/Hanbury Street while the crane operates intermittently. 

Toilet and waiting room closure 

The existing toilets and waiting room on Platform 2 are currently closed and are expected to re-open in May 2020.

Two temporary unisex toilets have been installed on Platform 2 at the rear of the existing building.

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.