Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced the completion of 400 NSW Government projects providing safer and more accessible transport infrastructure.
The 400 Transport Access Projects featured upgrades to more than 40 interchanges, including improvements to pedestrian access, canopies, CCTV, help points, lighting, bicycle storage, drop off and pick-up zones, seating and taxi ranks.
Moreover, 1,200 staff car parking access were handed back to commuters, while 15 wharfs were upgraded and 45 wheelchair accessible stations were created.
“These crucial upgrades, which range from new lifts, ramps and stairs, new footbridges, improved CCTV, weather canopies, kiss and ride zones, bike lockers and more, will support the growing amount of customers accessing public transport,” Ms Berejiklian said.
Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance said that “there is still a lot of work ahead of us, and 2018 will see us cracking on with even more station upgrades”.
“Next year we will upgrade Rooty Hill Station, which is an important link from Western Sydney suburbs into Parramatta and the Sydney CBD. Work will also start on an accessibility upgrade at Edgecliff Station and the new commuter car park at Merrylands Station,” he added.
Member for Oatley Mark Coure said that he is “excited that this project was delivered seven months early, meaning customers can now use the new lift and family accessible toilet, find shelter under the weather protection canopies and feel safer knowing there is upgraded lighting and surveillance”.
During 2017, the NSW Government has completed key projects including accessibility upgrades at Wentworth Falls, Wentworthville, Pendle Hill, Heathcote, Flemington, Berala and Jannali.
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