Friday September 7, 2018
Major construction on a new multi-storey commuter car park and lifts to improve access for customers at Rooty Hill Station is now underway.
The works are being delivered under the NSW Government’s Transport Access Program to deliver safe, modern and accessible public transport infrastructure across the state.
Tanya Davies MP visited Rooty Hill station, a key commuter hub, as construction began this week on the new car park and lifts.
“Work is no underway to provide an impressive upgrade that will deliver approximately 300 additional spaces in a new multi-storey car park, more than doubling the capacity for customers to around 500 parking spaces,” Tanya Davies said.
“Customers will also be getting four new lifts, a family accessible toilet on the platforms, a new pedestrian footbridge and stairs, larger platform canopies for better shelter from weather, upgrades to CCTV and lighting for improved safety and security.”
The Rooty Hill Station Upgrade project is expected to be completed in 2020.
More than $1 billion has been invested in the Transport Access Program since 2011 with more than 450 projects either underway or completed across the state. The 2018 NSW Budget also included funding to start planning for accessibility upgrades at 15 stations.
In the past year, accessibility upgrades have been completed nearby at Penrith, Blacktown, Toongabbie, Pendle Hill, Wentworthville and Harris Park, with planning underway for a potential upgrade at Kingswood Station.