NSW interchange upgrade

A New South Wales interchange will be upgraded to make public transport more accessible

NSW interchange upgrade
NSW Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian

Wagga Wagga transport interchange, New South Wales, will receive an accessibility upgrade making public transport an even better option for customers.

The multi-million dollar project is being delivered as part of the NSW Government’s Transport Access Program, an initiative to deliver modern, accessible, secure and integrated transport infrastructure.

Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian says the planned improvements at Station Place include more parking, new accessible kiss and ride and taxi zones, new footpaths, improved signage and upgraded public toilets.

"The NSW Government will now begin work to ensure these significant improvements are delivered as soon as possible, to make catching public transport easier, particularly for customers with disability, the elderly and parents with prams," she says.

"One of our main priorities as a government is to encourage people all over NSW to use public transport and today’s announcement is another example of how the NSW Government is committed to delivering vital infrastructure to every corner of the state."

Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire welcomes the news to upgrade this major public transport hub at Wagga Wagga and says the improvements are great news for the community.

"This is fantastic news for the people of Wagga Wagga, and we know it will provide a big boost for the many customers who use the interchange," he says.

"These customers travel to and from Melbourne or Sydney on the XPT train, as well as those who catch coaches to locations including Echuca, Griffith, Tumut and Batlow and they will all benefit from the project we are announcing today.

"Interchanges need to be well lit, secure, sign-posted, protected from the elements and easy for people to navigate. This upgrade will no doubt make life easier for the hundreds of people who use this interchange each day."

Work has now started to progress the design and planning approvals for the project, and the scope, budget and delivery date will be determined in coming months.

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