The purpose of the station’s upgrade is to ultimately provide a station that is accessible to those with a disability, limited mobility, carers/parents with prams, and customers with luggage.
Key features of the upgrade will include:
- a new footbridge and new stairs connecting both platforms
- two lifts with three stops to access the platform level, street level and footbridge level
- new footpaths
- accessible parking spaces and a ‘kiss and ride’ zone
- upgrades to the station’s toilets including a new family accessible toilet
- new platform shelters
- regrading and widening of station platforms
- security and safety upgrades such as CCTV, lighting, handrails, wayfinding, and signage
- construction of a new Station Systems Equipment Room building
The Towradgi Station Upgrade is one of several projects within the Transport Access Program that is applying the ISCA IS V1.2 rating tool and is targeting an ‘Excellent’ rating. This will be achieved through setting targets across key issues such as climate change adaptation and resilience, energy and carbon reduction, waste to landfill reduction, materials selected, supply chain management, community connection, social procurement, and workforce inclusivity.
For more information on Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia’s (ISCA) IS Rating Scheme please visit www.isca.org.au
The Towradgi Station upgrade is being delivered as part of the Transport Access Program (TAP), a program of works by the NSW Government which delivers improved accessibility to the public transport network.
The project is a multi-disciplinary design and construction rail project involving significant upgrades to the existing station to improve its functionality, provide accessible pathways and new customer facilities, as well as upgrades to rail systems to support the new works.
The initial phase involves completing site investigations, detailed design, and procurement with site establishment scheduled for mid-2021. Work is expected to take around 18 months to complete.*
TAP projects ensure a better experience for public transport customers by delivering modern, safe, and accessible infrastructure, especially to those with a disability or limited mobility and carers/parents with prams and customers with luggage.
Our experience and knowledge of brownfield rail delivery will assist guide the design and delivery to ensure a sustainable and beneficial whole of life asset for the community.
* project completion dates are subject to change
Towradgi Station was opened in 1948
Towradgi is derived from a Dharawal word Kow-radgi, meaning guardian of the sacred stones
One of the Towradgi landmarks is the small bridge on Towradgi Road that passes over the train This bridge is affectionately known in the area as the Towradgi Hump due to its short and steep rise* It has been provided entertainment for many young drivers in the area!
Services from Towradgi travel from Waterfall and Thirroul to Port Kembla and during peak hours services also run to Sydney Central, Bondi Junction and Kiama