Narara Station’s multi million dollar accessibility upgrades have reached a major milestone, with the lifts now open, improving safety and connectivity for public transport customers.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Adam Crouch said the Narara Station upgrade also includes creating a new kiss and ride zone, improved toilet facilities and upgrading accessible paths and ramps to ensure it can meet the needs of train customers both now and into the future.
“This $11.8 million upgrade will help make sure all our customers, including people with a disability, limited mobility, parents and carers with prams, and travellers with luggage can easily access the station,” Mr Crouch said.
“Customers can now utilise new lifts, with easily accessible paths in and around the station, and improved lighting and wayfinding being completed.
“As well as improving accessibility, this project is supporting more than 660 jobs over the process of planning and construction.
“I would like to thank our local community and customers for their support while work continues both here and at Lisarow Station, which is not far away from being completed.”
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said the upgrade was being delivered as part of the Transport Access Program, in which the NSW Government has invested more than $2 billion to provide more accessible, modern, secure and integrated transport infrastructure since 2011.
“Upgrades like this ensure that stations have the amenities to support growth in public transport, and build upon our vision to make public transport a first choice for everyone living in the regions,” Mr Toole said.
“Projects like these build on our vision to help make public transport a first-choice option for people living in the bush.”
For more information, go to: www.transport.nsw.gov.au/projects-tap.