Major makeovers for inner west train stations

St Peters and Erskineville train stations will receive major makeovers, worth about $40 million, as part of the integration of Sydney Metro City & Southwest.

Minister for Transport and Roads Andrew Constance said the upgrades will include new lifts and canopies in preparation for the increase in train services when the new Metro opens in 2024.

“The great news is when Metro comes online, Sydney Trains customers will also see benefits. We’re upgrading key infrastructure to complement the changes we need to make to some existing rail services as a result of the next stage of Metro,” Mr Constance said.

“We’re planning for the future now to ensure customers have a seamless experience from start to end.

“At St Peters and Erskineville, it will mean more modern and accessible stations as well as a boost in train services, however, there will be a change in travel patterns.”

From 2024, customers at St Peters and Erskineville will travel exclusively on the T4 Illawarra Line resulting in new direct connections for customers to Martin Place and the Eastern Suburbs.

With plans to increase peak services in stages on the T4 Illawarra Line by 30 per cent, customers will have more trains to catch and shorter waiting times.

St Peters will benefit from two new lifts. Erskineville station will receive four new lifts and a new pedestrian footbridge and entrance at the southern end of the station.

There are plans for canopies at each station on platforms where customers will receive T4 Illawarra Line services in the future. There will also be other improvements to boost safety and accessibility.

A Review of Environmental Factors for St Peters Station Upgrade was recently on public display. The community feedback received will help inform detailed project design. The Review of Environmental Factors for Erskineville Station Upgrade is still underway. The community can provide their feedback until Tuesday 6 April. Subject to planning approval, construction for both upgrades is expected to start later this year and take around two years to complete.

These improvements build on further rail infrastructure upgrades currently in construction at Erskineville Junction to simplify and modernise the network.

PROPOSED UPGRADE FEATURES

Erskineville

  • A new southern entrance at Bridge Street
  • New lifts and stairs to provide access to the station platforms
  • New canopies at station platforms to provide better weather protection
  • New family accessible, and male and female ambulant toilets
  • Upgrades to pedestrian pathways throughout the station precinct
  • New kiss and ride spaces
  • A new accessible parking space
  • New bicycle hoops
  • A new accessible water fountain
  • A new pedestrian crossing on Bridge Street
  • New and upgraded platform tactiles to help customers with visual impairment
  • Improvements to CCTV, lighting and wayfinding signage

St Peters

  • Two new lifts to provide access to the station platforms
  • New canopies at the station platforms to provide better weather protection
  • A new family accessible toilet
  • Upgrades to pedestrian pathways throughout the station precinct
  • New and upgraded platform tactiles to help customers with visual impairment
  • New kiss and ride spaces
  • New bicycle hoops
  • Improvements to CCTV, lighting and wayfinding signage

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