New South Wales (NSW) Government in Australia has awarded a contract to Downer EDI Works to perform major upgrades of Homebush Station as part of the state's transport access programme.
Since the launch of the programme in April 2012, more than 450 projects have concluded or are underway across NSW.
NSW Legislative Assembly Drummoyne member John Sidoti said: “The transport access programme is an initiative to encourage more people to use public transport by delivering modern, safe and accessible infrastructure across the state.
“Customers at Homebush Station will benefit from a number of improvements. People who are less mobile, parents with prams and travellers with luggage will soon be able to access the platform directly with new lifts set to be installed.”
Upgrades will include new stairs, accessible toilets and increased security through better lighting, as well as CCTV.
As part of the upgrades, customers will also have access to a new ‘kiss and ride’ zone, storage for bicycles, new bus stops and shelters outside of the station.
Sidoti further added: “The community will have a chance to provide feedback on the project, and help guide the final design, when the planning documents go on public display in the coming months.”
Construction has already started at nearby Flemington Station to build new lifts, stairs and accessible toilets.
The transport access programme is aimed at delivering safe and accessible transport infrastructure, with a number of facilities being developed.