Minister for Transport John Robertson and Member for Strathfield Virginia Judge today announced the $18 million upgrade of Burwood Station is now complete.
“This is a major win for Burwood and will benefit more than 25,000 commuters who use this station everyday,” Ms Judge said.
“Burwood passengers will now have access to state-of-the-art facilities including four new lifts, new ramps and a family accessible toilet designed to provide greater access for people with disabilities, the elderly and customers with bags, prams and young children.
“Additional work has also been completed on the provision of a new ticket office, central concourse and the station’s Burwood Road façade.
“The upgrade includes an extension of some of the station platforms to the new lift entrances, improvements to station lighting and CCTV cameras, and additional ticket gates.
“New passenger information screens and signage improve customer information available at the station.
“The upgrade also features the construction of the central concourse and the glazed atriums at the station entries, and new interior finishes to the concourse walls and floorings.
“I would like to thank the residents of Burwood for their understanding and support while this major upgrade was being carried out.”
Mr Robertson said that the upgrade of Burwood Station is part of the NSW Government’s successful Easy Access Program, which has seen nearly $500 million spent on upgrading stations across the CityRail Network.
“The Easy Access program aims to make CityRail stations more accessible for all rail travellers, especially people with mobility impairments, elderly passengers, and customers carrying luggage or moving prams,” Mr Robertson said.
“Burwood is the 121st CityRail station to be made wheelchair accessible. These 121 upgraded stations serve the majority rail passengers, with more than 750,000 people – or 77 per cent of passengers – using one of these stations each day.
“The station upgrade is part of the NSW Government’s commitment to providing better public facilities for commuters,” he said.