TfNSW completes accessibility enhancements at Gunnedah railway station

Transport for New South Wales’ infrastructure upgrades will help improve the passenger experience for Gunnedah railway station users, by making it more accessible for people with young children, disabilities and limited mobility.

TfNSW makes accessibility enhancements in Gunnedah railway station

Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) has announced that access to Gunnedah railway station has become easier for people with mobility issues or young children, due to improvements that have been delivered as part of the New South Wales (NSW) Liberal and National government’s $2.2 billion Transport Assistance Program (TAP).

Work has been completed on the more than $1.3 million project to improve access to public transportation services for people with a disability or mobility constraints, carers or parents with prams and travellers with luggage.

“We’ve upgraded the waiting room, seating, ticket counter and access ramp to the platform,” said Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson. “New features of the upgrade include a family accessible toilet and ambulant toilet, a boarding assistance zone, accessible parking spaces, zones for taxis, a formalised bus stop zone and dedicated drop-off zone. These important infrastructure upgrades improve passenger experience for all users, particularly those with disabilities or limited mobility.”

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Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Sam Farraway said: “Our government is building the infrastructure that matters across regional NSW to make daily life easier for commuters. The reality is many of our regional stations were neglected for years prior to 2011, which is why our government has invested in the infrastructure that matters to regional communities through programmes like TAP. This is about ensuring our public transport network is accessible for everyone and since 2011 our government has delivered more than 470 TAP projects across the state.”

Minor finishing work will continue on site during standard construction hours. This will include landscaping, temporary site compound removal and rehabilitation of the site compound area, as well as general cleaning of the railway station.