The installation of lifts and major accessibility upgrades worth $23 million have been completed at Niagara Park and Ourimbah Stations.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said at the 2019 NSW Election, the NSW Government committed to install lifts and improve other accessibility features.
“Ourimbah Station dates back to 1887 and is heritage-listed as one of the oldest commuter hubs in NSW, but thanks to this upgrade it now boasts the newest lifts of any train station in the State,” Mr Crouch said.
“Niagara Park Station has also undergone one of its most significant transformations since it first opened more than a century ago in 1902.
“I know what a difference these upgrades will make to regular commuters at Niagara Park and Ourimbah who will get to benefit from improved safety and better connectivity from the car park right through to the platform.
“These two stations are now compliant with disability access standards and more accessible to all train users, no matter their age or ability.”
Mr Crouch said the upgrades were delivered under the NSW Government’s Transport Access Program and include new lifts, upgraded accessible paths in and around the stations, new ambulant toilets, improved lighting and enhanced wayfinding.
“The fantastic team from Transport for NSW has also improved access to parking and Kiss and Ride bays, as well as completing new landscaping,” Mr Crouch said.
“During the planning and construction phases these two upgrades created approximately 100 jobs, which is especially important in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
At the 2019 NSW Election the NSW Government committed to install lifts at Lisarow, Narara, Niagara Park, Ourimbah and Tuggerah, as well as more car park spaces at Tuggerah. Upgrades at Lisarow, Narara and Tuggerah were funded in the 2021-22 NSW Budget and are continuing to progress.