Work to improve accessibility to Sydney’s Clarendon railway station and its facilities is about to get under way.
The upgrade is part of the Transport Access Program which has seen the NSW Government commit more than $2.2 billion towards public transport infrastructure improvements since 2011.
Member for Hawkesbury, Robyn Preston, said it would be welcome news for the disabled, people with prams and those with luggage because the work will include improving the pedestrian crossing, fence modifications, partial platform widening and ramp
“It will also see better shelter being provided around the boarding assistance zones, while the Platform 1 toilet will be improved to make it family accessible and ambulant compliant,” she said.
The work will also include upgraded tactile features, improvements to the rail crossing, wayfinding and better lighting. Bicycle hoops are also being installed for those who want to access the station by pedal power.
Initial work will see geotechnical investigations and surveying studies undertaken around the station to locate underground services, with construction expected to start in mid-2022.
Clarendon railway station has been a feature of the Richmond line since 1870, when it was opened to service the adjacent racecourse.
Today, around 70,000 commuters use the station every year.
The upgrade will be delivered as part of the Transport Access Program, an initiative to provide a better experience for public transport customers by delivering modern, safe and accessible infrastructure.
Work on the station is expected to be completed in early 2023.