Minister Announces Cardiff Station Tender Award
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 Cardiff Station.
“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 Hunter.
“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 platform
- 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
- 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.