One of Sydney’s oldest stations has received new upgrades including a new concourse to improve commuter accessibility. The long overdue refurbishments at Redfern Station have finally been completed with the new and improved station now boasting two additional entrances providing commuters direct access to Carriageworks and South Eveleigh. The $166 million project which has been in the works for a number of years was implemented to improve safety and convenience for people with a disability or limited mobility and make travel smoother for passengers with prams, luggage or bikes.
Redfern Station upgrades
The station opened in 1878 making it one of the oldest in NSW and the fifth busiest with thousands of passengers using it daily for their commute. The upgrades were initiated as part of the NSW Government’s Transport Access Program with construction beginning in 2019.
“The upgrade of this station was years in the making, with people advocating for this project for decades,” Jo Haylen, Minister for Transport said.
“Now with an additional $300m in the budget for further station accessibility upgrades, I look forward to seeing even more communities across NSW making the most of these vital station upgrades,” she added.
Its close proximity to contemporary multi-arts organisation Carriageworks and the vibrant South Eveleigh precinct is a major highlight of the upgrades thanks to the location of the pedestrian bridge. Other features include six new lifts and stair access to Platforms 1 to 10 along with drop-off areas, accessible toilets, and improved streetscaping enabling people to get around the city easily.
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