The Goulburn Station Upgrade has now been completed with a harmonious merge of the old with the new. The project uncovered multiple circa 1860’s original station construction heritage finds which required specific heritage approvals including the protection of various significant items such as the original sandstone kerb and guttering.
The forecourt underwent accessibility upgrades to paths and parking, improved lighting, and wayfinding all of which were designed and executed to maintain the heritage aesthetic of the station.
Upgrades to the waiting room and ticket office were designed to be respectful of the existing fit-out and current usage, whilst providing a safer and more modern station to meet the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport.
This upgrade is just one of many Transport Access Program (TAP) projects we are involved in to provide updated, modern and secure station precincts which will be accessible to people with a disability, limited mobility, parents/carers with prams and customers with luggage.
Key features of the upgrade included:
- accessibility upgrades to the paths at the station entrance
- a new accessible kiss and ride bay
- new kerb ramps to the existing bus and taxi zone
- relocated accessible parking spaces to connect to the upgraded pathway to the station entrance
- upgrades to the waiting room and ticket counter on Platform 1
- new Boarding Assistance Zone and accessible help points on Platform 1
- two new ambulant toilets
- improved lighting and wayfinding
The Transport Access Program is a NSW Government initiative to provide a better experience for public transport customers and integrated transport infrastructure.
Goulburn railway station is a heritage-listed railway station with state significance as one of the earliest principal rail locations in NSW. Its main station foundation stone was laid in May 1868 and the station opened in 1869.