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Major overhaul for Blacktown Station

Posted: Friday 24 January 2014

Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian today announced a major refurbishment of Blacktown Station which will see the station undergo a major refresh and four of the station's ten lifts replaced.

The project includes lighting improvements, the painting of doorways, walls and walkways, deep cleaning and minor repair works like replacing tiles. Work will start on replacing the first of the lifts shortly.

Ms Berejiklian said the work forms part of a wider station refresh program which will see around $20 million spent on improving a number of key stations this financial year.

“The Blacktown refresh project forms part of a wider initiative to improve customer facilities across Sydney Trains' network,” Ms Berejiklian said.

“The work includes replacing fluorescent lighting with more efficient LED lighting, painting, repair work and refreshing the toilet facilities.

“This work together with the lift replacements, which will improve their reliability, will result in customers enjoying much improved facilities at the station.”

The $3.1 million lift replacement project involves replacing four outdated hydraulic lifts with state-of-the-art air-conditioned electric lifts which are wheelchair-friendly and include braille signage.

Alternative lift access between the bus interchange and footbridge will be available while the upgrades are underway and customers are advised to follow signs around the station.

This project follows upgrades completed at Blacktown Station since 2011 including a new multi storey car park and increased CCTV coverage.