Friday June 26, 2015
Rooty Hill Station has been earmarked for a multimillion dollar upgrade and more commuter parking to improve access for customers, Tanya Davies announced today.
The work is part of the NSW Government’s Transport Access Program, an initiative to deliver accessible, modern and integrated transport infrastructure.
“This is fantastic news for the community. New lifts at the station will make catching the train easier for customers in wheelchairs, those who are less mobile, and parents with prams and the extra parking will definitely encourage more people to leave the car and use public transport,” Tanya Davies said.
The upgrade will also include a new footbridge and concourse. Planning and investigation work has already kicked off.
“We are committed to delivering this much needed upgrade. Our survey work has helped us gather some important information that will assist with the design process,” said Tanya Davies.
The local community will be invited to have their say on the upgrade prior to construction commencing.
“We recognise that public transport infrastructure needs to improve, which is why we are getting on with the job of delivering major improvements right across Western Sydney – station upgrades, more car parking and extra train and bus services,” Tanya Davies said.
More than $150 million has been committed to deliver major upgrades at Penrith, Pendle Hill, Blacktown, Flemington, Wentworth Falls and Wentworthville stations. New commuter car parks are also planned at Penrith and Marayong stations and a station upgrade at Toongabbie.
Western Sydney customers are already benefiting from accessibility improvements at Windsor Station, a new bus interchange and car park at Fairfield Station, an upgraded transport interchange at Auburn and new commuter car parking at Penrith, Glenbrook, Mount Druitt, Kingswood, Granville and Liverpool.