Sydney bus hub development

Penrith Station upgrade gets the green light, with a focus on better integrated bus facilities

An upgrade to bus and rail facilities at Penrith Station is a step closer, with final planning approval received this week.

Improvements include new lifts and stairs to the platforms, an upgraded station concourse, improved bus, taxi, and park and ride areas and upgrades to lighting and CCTV.

"The upgrade is designed to provide a better customer experience and increase capacity for future growth in the region," New South Wales (NSW) member for Penrith Stuart Ayres says.

"This upgrade at Penrith Station will make catching public transport a much more attractive option.

"We already have a contractor on board to deliver this project, with construction planned to commence mid this year."

The Penrith Station Upgrade is just one of a number of improvements been delivered under the Transport Access Program, a NSW Government initiative to deliver modern, safe and accessible transport infrastructure.

Western Sydney public transport users are the major beneficiaries of the NSW Government’s Transport Access Program, with a $150 million investment to upgrade six western Sydney stations, including Pendle Hill, Blacktown, Wentworth Falls and Flemington.

More than 450 projects are either underway or have been completed, since the Transport Access Program began in 2012, in an effort to deliver safer and more accessible transport infrastructure across the NSW public transport network.

Construction on improvements to Penrith Station is due to start in the next few months.

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