Redfern Station – Accessibility upgrades and new Southern concourse – open for feedback

Local disability and community groups have been lobbying for many years for a Redfern station upgrade, to enable accessibility to one of Sydney’s busiest transport interchanges.

With CBA moving to the nearby Technology Park, the train station is now scheduled for an upgrade to be completed by 2020.  See ‘Accessibility issue for Redfern Station with 10,000 new commuters due in 2020’.

Transport for NSW is seeking feedback on the early concept plan to help inform this upgrade.

The Plan

The NSW Government is improving accessibility at Redfern Station as part of the Transport Access Program. The project aims to provide a station precinct that is accessible to those with a disability, limited mobility, parents/carers with prams and customers with luggage.

Upgrading Redfern Station will make it easier for all customers to access, as well as improving connections between the station and key destinations in the area. The upgrade includes a new concourse at the southern end of the station.

See more at the Transport for NSW website.

The Exceptions

This upgrade still does not include access to platforms 11 and 12, the Eastern Suburbs Line and the Illawarra Line.

Have Your Say

  • Emailing projects@transport.nsw.gov.au
  • Visiting a community drop-in session at Redfern Station, corner Lawson and Gibbons Streets:
    • 8am-11am Saturday 25 May
    • 4pm-7pm Wednesday 29 May
  • Completing this online survey
  • Writing to:
    Redfern Station Upgrade
    Associate Director – Environmental Impact Assessment
    Locked Bag 6501
    St Leonards NSW 2065

Please provide your feedback by Sunday 2 June 2019.

Trains and accessibility

August 2018 – ABC: The ‘unconscionable’ state of Australia’s train stations:

Matthew Bowden, from People with Disability Australia, said it was time for governments to stop seeing people with disabilities as a low priority on their agendas and speed up station upgrades.

“It cuts people off in terms of social isolation, cuts people off from opportunities and then really keeps a lot of people in a poverty trap where you can’t get to work,” he said.

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