Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian today joined the Member for Strathfield Charles Casuscelli to announce a major easy access upgrade including a new station concourse and lifts to benefit customers at Croydon Station.
Ms Berejiklian said this is fantastic news for customers at Croydon, especially older people, people with a disability and parents with prams.
“This multi-million dollar project will include three lifts, a new station concourse and stairs from Hennessy Street and Paisley Road,” Ms Berejiklian said.
“As well as providing easy access to the station for the first time, the upgrade will include a boost to security, with new lighting and CCTV.
“Labor’s record in transport was a disgrace – the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government is working hard and making huge improvements to public transport for Inner West and Western Sydney customers.”
Ms Berejiklian said the upgrade is being delivered as part of the Government’s $770 million Transport Access Program, providing modern, accessible and integrated transport infrastructure where it’s needed most.
“The Local Member Charles Casuscelli has been fighting for this much-needed upgrade and I am pleased that once again the NSW Government has shown it is delivering for the local community.”
Mr Casuscelli welcomed the news and said it showed the NSW Government was listening to the community and was serious about improving access and facilities.
“This is fantastic news for the local community – I’ve been fighting for this on behalf of local public transport users and now we are going to deliver this project,” he said.
“When these improvements are completed, the station will provide greater accessibility for customers, making their transport journey easier and more efficient. Croydon’s commuters deserve no less.
“The NSW Government is wasting no time on this project, with registrations of interest now open for a contractor to design and construct the upgrade.
“The community will be given a chance to view designs and plans for the project, and subject to planning approval, construction will begin next year.”
“The number of projects now underway at our railway stations in the Strathfield electorate is unprecedented. We have major upgrades at Flemington, Croydon and Concord West and major works at Strathfield and a station refresh at Burwood,” Mr Casuscelli said.
“There is no doubting this Government’s commitment to the Strathfield electorate and the people of the Inner West of Sydney.”
Customers were also seeing improvements right across public transport with the rollout of the Opal card now completed on all trains, all Sydney Ferries and the rollout of Opal on buses continuing. More than 500,000 Opal cards have now been issued.
The NSW Government has also made available real-time apps for public transport customers, and delivered all 78 modern, air-conditioned Waratah trains.