Waratah Station Upgrade
The Design and Construct upgrades at Waratah Station were delivered as part of the Transport Access Program (TAP). TAP aims to provide a safe and enhanced travelling experience for public transport commuters by delivering easily accessible, modern, secure and integrated transport infrastructure. Within this program, the completed station works will improve the access of the station for the community.
Over 54 weeks of construction, 32,923 hours were worked to complete the station upgrade. Works included the installation of three new passenger lifts, connecting the platforms to Hanbury and Platt Streets via the existing footbridge for improved access for the community. Canopies and screens were then installed to the entrance of the new lifts.
Upgrades to the entries of the station were also completed, including to the existing stairs and pedestrian pathways to improve access to essential station facilities. New pedestrian pathways and ramps were also constructed throughout the station precinct.
Improvements were made to the kiss and ride and taxi zone on Platt Street and Railway Terrace. New bollards and fencing around the station were also installed.
Station facilities received refurbishments to improve accessibility including the station waiting room, Station Manager’s office and a new Family Accessible Toilet and Unisex Ambulant Toilet.
Further upgrades to the station included, but weren’t limited to:
- Upgrades to CCTV, PA and OPAL
- New wayfinding signage
- Security, electrical and lighting upgrades
- Installation of new handrails and tactiles
- Various platform resurfacing works
- Landscaping works around the station
- Public art on the station building at platform two by local artists – Olas One and Bronte Naylor
- Installation of new bicycle racks
Transport for NSW
June 2019 - September 2020