WORK STARTING ON $10 MILLION BANKSTOWN STATION UPGRADE
22 July 2014
Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian today announced more than $10 million worth of upgrades at Bankstown Station will begin this week, including new stairs and ramps for customers.
Ms Berejiklian said the NSW Government was getting on with the job of improving transport facilities and this latest upgrade will provide a major boost for customers at Bankstown Station.
“With a contract now awarded to deliver the work, I am pleased to confirm construction will start on the upgrades this week,” Ms Berejiklian said.
“Customers at Bankstown Station will benefit from new stairs, ramps, canopies, ticket barriers, more CCTV and a general refresh of the station.
“A new covered walkway means customers will be able to move freely through the station concourse and to the bus interchange, providing shade in summer and cover on rainy days.”
Planning approval for these improvements was received late last year, following community feedback. The upgrades are expected to be completed in 2015.
Ms Berejiklian said the upgrade at Bankstown Station is just one of a number of projects being delivered for Western Sydney customers as part of the Transport Access Program.
“Customers are already benefiting from improvements at Auburn, Campsie, Fairfield, Strathfield and Canley Vale stations and upgrades are underway at Granville and Ingleburn stations,” she said.
“Bankstown Station is also set to benefit from the Government’s Sydney’s Rapid Transit network which will run to Bankstown, providing automated, fast and frequent rapid transit services.
“If the NSW Government receives a mandate from the community early next year, construction is expected to start on Sydney’s Rapid Transit network in the following two to three years.”