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Footbridge Renewal for Sydney

Sydney Trains is replacing the pedestrian-over-rail footbridge at Woodford to provide continued connectivity between the Great Western Highway and Railway Parade.

The project is currently in design. Once construction starts, the project will take about six months to complete and is expected to be open by Anzac Day 2026.
In 2016 Sydney Trains assessed the condition of the current Woodford Footbridge. The assessment identified defects on the bridge and noted that the existing footbridge does not meet current standards.
Some immediate remediation work was carried out to allow the footbridge to remain open in its current condition.
The initial recommendation was for the bridge to be decommissioned. However, following consultation with Blue Mountains City Council and the wider community, Sydney Trains proposed to replace the existing bridge with a new bridge.
A Have Your Say on the design concepts for the bridge is open for feedback from the community from Monday 29 January to Friday 23 February 2024.