Major Projects & Infrastructure, Passenger Rail

Green light for Turrella upgrade

Construction to upgrade Sydney’s Turrella Train Station and make it more accessible to customers is on track to start in the new year after planning approval was granted.

A Transport for NSW spokesperson announced the vital works will go ahead, with the improvements to the station – which is close to Sydney Airport – expected to be completed in 2023.

“The final design plans include a fresh station entrance, with new stairs and a lift providing access from the Reede Street overbridge to both platforms, while family accessible and ambulant toilets will also be available,” the spokesperson said.

“A more modern Turrella Train Station will also boast an expanded drop-off and pick-up bay on Turrella Street as well as improvements to station lighting.

“We are proud that the upgrades at Turrella will create a more accessible train station for customers, and it’s another major investment in the local community by the NSW Government as part of the Transport Access Program.

“Crucially, the works will also mean a safer station, with footpath upgrades including the installation of safety barriers and handrails on Turrella and Reede streets while the pedestrian crossing on Turrella Street will be relocated to improve access to the bus stop.”

The building plans were finalised following a period of community consultation during November, with a number of submissions received.

The NSW Government has committed more than $2.2 billion to the Transport Access Program since 2011.

The work is expected to start in early 2022 and the upgrade is set to be completed in 2023.