The Dubbo Railway Station in New South Wales is set to undergo accessibility upgrades funded by the NSW Government. The project is a part of the government’s multibillion-dollar Transport Access Program (TAP). Since its inception, the latter has committed well over $2.2 billion to upgrades with more than 520 projects either underway or complete.
In a nutshell, the Dubbo Railway Station accessibility upgrades project strives to deliver a more accessible, safer, and modern facility for rail passengers. Moreover, it aims to make accessing the station much easier, especially for people with limited mobility and/or a disability. Carers with prams and customers with luggage will also equally benefit from this project.
Implementation of the Dubbo Railway Station accessibility upgrades project
By June 2023, the project aims to have begun the station upgrade works and be complete by the end of 2023. The project will feature enhancement to existing paths around the station precinct. It will also include a brand new and accessible ‘kiss and ride’ zone, especially for parents.
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Additionally, the project will include improved amenities such as ambulant toilets. In an effort to make the station more convenient and comfortable, the ticket counter and waiting room will also undergo modifications.
On behalf of Transport for New South Wales, the upgrade works of the Dubbo Railway Station in New South Wales will be led by North Construction.
Significance of the project
The NSW Minister for Regional Transport and Roads spoke about the Dubbo Railway Station Project. Jenny Aitchison said that the final design for the upgrade had drawn valuable feedback from its station users.
Reportedly, the project is a reflection of the NSW government‘s commitment to making public transport a first-choice option. Upon completion, the 141-year-old station targets to become a more attractive transport choice for passengers.