Published on : Thursday, December 26, 2013
A Transport for NSW spokesperson today announced the NSW Government’s planned upgrade of Bankstown Station is one step closer, with planning approval now received for the project.
“The upgrade of Bankstown Station includes installation of new stairs, ramps, canopies and ticket barriers,” the Transport for NSW spokesperson said.
“Together with widening of the existing stairs, the project will improve customer safety, particularly during peak travel times, as customers can move more freely through the station concourse and out to the bus interchange via a new covered walkway which is also planned as part of the upgrade.
“New bicycle parking facilities will be provided outside the station as part of the project.
“The upgrade is great news for local commuters and residents.
“Now that planning approval has been granted, a tender for delivery of these improvements will be released shortly to ensure that we have a contractor on board ready to start construction next year,” the spokesperson said.
Today’s announcement follows the public exhibition of plans for the station upgrade earlier this year.
The improvements at Bankstown Station are being delivered as part of the NSW Government’s $770 million Transport Access Program, an initiative to deliver accessible, modern, secure and integrated transport infrastructure where it is needed most.
The upgrade is just one of a number of projects being delivered for Western Sydney customers under the program.
Customers are already benefiting from improvements at Windsor, Auburn and Campsie, Mt Druitt and Kingswood stations.
Upgrades are currently underway at Strathfield, Fairfield, Riverstone, Clarendon and, Canley Vale stations, with projects also planned at Granville, Padstow and Ingleburn stations.
Source:- Transport NSW
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