In an announcement by Gladys Berejiklian, the New South Wales Transport Minister, it was revealed that Asquith, Berala, Blacktown, Bondi Junction, Burwood, Caringbah, Carramar, Chester Hill, Granville, Gymea, Hurstville, Kogarah, Lidcombe, Martin Place, Parramatta, Penrith, Redfern, St Leonards and Strathfield stations in Sydney will be deep cleaned.
The idea behind the scheme is to not only make the railway stations’ facilities cleaner, but to also improve their security and attract more travellers on tours in Australia to use the railway stations in Sydney.
Range of work to be undertaken
In the announcement by the Transport Minister she revealed that work on all 19 stations will include cleaning, refreshing toilets, painting, building new seating areas, improved lighting and more Help Points being built.
The New South Wales government also revealed that the third-busiest station in Sydney will be renovated. The Wynyard Station will get a $100 million Australian upgrade after it was dubbed a “third world” station by ministers.
The Wynyard Station will see its current ticket area completely redeveloped, whilst the station will also have new retail outlets built to keep commuters occupied when they are waiting for a train.
These plans were announced as the Wynyard Station will be the new gateway to the Barangaroo development, which is a part of Sydney that is being redeveloped into commercial and recreational spaces. The Barangaroo project is aimed to be completed by 2023 at the very latest.
In more development news, work has this week begun on the $8 million Australian update of the Town Hall Station in the centre of Sydney and the Circular Quay Station and Museum Stations, which are also near the city’s central business district region.
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