Tender awarded for Cardiff Station upgrade
NSW Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian and the Member for
Charlestown Andrew Cornwell today announced Gartner Rose had been awarded
a construction contract to carry out works for the $14 million upgrade of
"Initial work started on an upgrade to Cardiff Station in April and
today's tender announcement means major construction can begin in the
coming weeks and would be completed next year," Ms Berejiklian said.
The Cardiff Station upgrade is part of the Transport Access Program, a
NSW Government initiative to deliver accessible, modern, secure and
integrated transport infrastructure where it is needed most.
Mr Cornwell said Cardiff Station is one of the major commuter hubs in the
"This is a great reward for long suffering commuters of the Hunter who
have fought for this project for over 16 years," Mr Cornwell said.
"As a major access point for patrons commuting to Sydney, the importance
of this project cannot be underestimated."
Work to be undertaken by Gartner Rose includes:
- an extension of the platform to fit eight-car trains;
- a new lift with three levels linking Council's Mary Street car park
with the station car park and the pedestrian footbridge;
- a second lift which will link the pedestrian footbridge and the station
- new stair access between the two car parks, and the footbridge level;
- a regraded ramp and footpath access from the footbridge to Main Road;
- a new main station building with accessible paths, weather protection
enclosures, upgraded ticket office and accessible toilet; and
- new and upgraded CCTV surveillance and lighting.
"This project will increase the capacity of Cardiff Station and greatly
improve access to train services for elderly customers and people using
wheelchairs, pushing prams or carrying luggage," Ms Berejiklian said.
More information about the Cardiff Station upgrade is available in the
Projects section at
or by calling 1800 684 490.