A long list but a list at last


The NSW Government this week released a long list of public transport infrastructure improvements ready to be built

A long list but a list at last
A long list but a list at last

April 27, 2012

NSW Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian this week released a long list of infrastructure items to be built around greater Sydney under the first round of the Transport Access Program.

More than $100 million has been allocated to build key facilities and undertake much-needed upgrade works at railway stations and bus interchanges.

Berejiklian says the new Transport Access Program would lead to a better experience for public transport customers across NSW by ensuring infrastructure improvements were delivered in a co-ordinated and integrated way.

"In the past, there was no clear logic to why improvements occurred in one place and not another, leaving public transport customers scratching their heads as to how decisions were made," Berejiklian says.

"Transport for NSW has now taken over the planning and organisation of improvements which were previously delivered under six separate programs by different agencies, meaning the community can now have confidence that works will be delivered where and when they are needed most."

Berejiklian says the first projects to be undertaken as part of the program would see improvements at more than 35 locations over the coming months.

This included more than $82 million of works on a brand new station at Flinders in the Illawarra, a major upgrade at Cardiff Station in the Hunter, upgraded interchanges at Fairfield and Sutherland, and an upgraded ferry wharf at Balmain.

"The first projects have been selected by Transport for NSW because they’re much needed but also ready to go," Berejiklian says.

"This is great news for train, bus and ferry customers who will notice interchange, station and wharf improvements every day they use them."

Berejiklian says more planning and design work will now occur to see which projects will come next, based on evidence-based criteria including current and future patronage, the needs and demographics of customers who use the location, whether important services such as hospitals or educational facilities are nearby, and the accessibility of other nearby transport interchanges and facilities.

The first round of Transport Access Program improvements includes:

· Brand new station at Flinders with car parking and bus bays

· Expanded bus interchange with better pedestrian access and kiss and ride and taxi zones at Fairfield Station

· New bus interchange with shelter, new ramps, traffic flow improvements, lighting and CCTV at Sutherland Station

· New lifts, improved ramp, new station building and CCTV at Cardiff Station

· Redesigned and upgraded wharf at Balmain (Thames Street) including new pontoon, improved seating and accessible gangway

· Redesigning and rebuilding the platform access ramp, new shelters and seating, a kiss and ride and taxi zone, better lighting and footpaths at Dapto Station

· Redesigning and rebuilding the platform access ramp, more lighting and improved pedestrian access at Albion Park Station

· Improvements to platform access ramps at Riverstone Station to improve accessibility

· Redesigning and rebuilding of the ramps Greta Station to improve access

· New bus shelter, more lighting and signs and improved pedestrian access at Arncliffe Station

· New bus shelter, upgraded kiss and ride facility and better pedestrian access at Auburn Station

· Refurbishment in the subway at Beecroft Station

· New bus shelters and seats and improved lighting and footpaths at Campsie Station

· New bus shelter, seats, lighting, kiss and ride zones and bike racks at Epping Station

· New bus shelters, seats, lighting and signs at Normanhurst Station

· Wider footpaths and upgraded bus shelters, lighting and bike parking facilities at Pennant Hills Station

· Resurfacing, improving and widening existing ramps at Gerringong Station

· Redesigning and rebuilding the existing ramp at Hamilton Station

· New footpath, kiss and ride zone, lighting, signs and safety fence at Picton Station

· Redesigning and rebuilding the ramps between the entrance and the platform to provide easier access at Jannali Station

· Resurfacing footpath and line marking for the disabled parking at Scone Station

· Improving ramp access at Singleton Station

· Resurfacing parts of the car park and road outside Aberdeen Station

· Removing redundant stairs at Adamstown Station

· Repairing the roof of the station at Albury Station

· Repairing and replacing fencing at Bundanoon Station

· Repairing and replacing fencing at Canterbury Station

· Painting of the station building and awnings at Coffs Harbour Station

· Building refurbishment including painting of the customer areas and station awnings at Gosford Station

· Replacing sections of the station roof to provide better shelter at Guildford Station

· Installing a new access ramp at Ivanhoe Station

· Refurbish the bus interchange at Penrith including painting of bus shelters and improving accessibility to the taxi rank

· Painting of station buildings and awnings at Punchbowl Station

· Resurfacing the bus interchange at Rockdale Station

· New boarding assistance zone signs at Quakers Hill Station

· New boarding assistance zone signs at Schofields Station

· New boarding assistance zone signs at Windsor Station

· Painting public areas of the station buildings at Wollongong Station

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