The Mittagong Station Upgrade forms part of the Transport Access Program (TAP), a NSW Government initiative to provide a better experience for public transport customers by delivering accessible, modern, secure and integrated transport infrastructure.
This a busy station with lots of pedestrian movement and commuters, so the upgrades and additional features being installed will provide the community with a station precinct that is accessible to everyone, including those with a disability or limited mobility and customers with prams and luggage. Temporary ramps have been installed to ensure the safety of the community whilst the upgrade works are being completed.
Major construction work started late January and is scheduled to be completed in August.
- installation of two lifts at each end of the existing footbridge
- improved amenities including an ambulant and family accessible toilet
- provision of a formal bus stop, compliant accessible car spaces and a kiss and ride space
- upgrading existing footbridge stairs with new compliant hand-railing, tactile ground surface indicators and nosing to improve the safety of the staircase
- Installation of wayfinding signage and improved CCTV and lighting to increase safety and security.
This project is one of many TAP station upgrades being rolled out by Transport for NSW that we are currently involved with.
Mittagong station dates from 1867 & was one of the original stations constructed along the Great Southern Railway.
The Mittagong Railway Refreshment Room was among the first to be built for the NSW Railway system.
During the 1967 Centenary celebrations many locals filled the?footbridge which still is in use today. It was originally built in 1920 with updates made in 1991.