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Work set to begin on Redfern Station upgrades

By ALLISON HORE Work will begin this month on a new southern concourse at Redfern Station.  The upgrades will give most of the stations’ platforms a much needed boost in accessibility but will still leave some platforms lacking.  Plans for the $100 million Southern Concourse, announced in May, include a six-metre wide walkway over the […]

Seeing red at Redfern Station upgrade

By Katherine Rajwar Transport NSW has proposed an accessibility upgrade at Redfern Station, changes long awaited by users, given that Redfern is the sixth busiest station in NSW. Redfern currently has disability access to one platform only. The proposed development includes a new southern entrance to the station and lifts to platforms 1 to 10, […]

Stripped Down

BY MICHAEL HITCH If you’ve walked through Redfern and Central Stations recently you may have noticed a few subtle changes. Perhaps more police. Perhaps more sniffer dogs. But the most insidious of all may be the not-so-private “privacy screens” set-up by police for the purpose of strip-searches. The Redfern Legal Centre and the “Safe and […]

Wheelchair commuters stranded

By Allison Hore Despite federal government legislation requiring all modern train stations across the states to be wheelchair accessible within the next three years, Sydney’s network is far behind. And disability advocates say this is making wheelchair users lose trust in the system. Of the 307 stations in the Sydney Trains network, just 169 stations […]

Redfern Station railroaded

BY JOHN MOYLE Mike Baird’s legacy gets another boost as the fight for Redfern Station upgrades and new stations for the proposed Sydney Metro Line continue within the NSW Government. Meanwhile the community, University of Sydney and other stakeholders are ignored. Baird was known for his love of taking assets held in public hands and […]

Redfern lift scheduled for 2015

Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian has announced that a long-awaited accessibility lift will be installed at Redfern station in 2015. Minister Berejiklian promised the upgrade in August of 2013, however until this month there have been few further developments since the announcement. Community group Redwatch organised a campaign for the increased accessibility of Redfern station in 2012. […]

At last: lift announced for Redfern Station

The State Government’s announcement that Redfern Railway Station will finally receive a lift has been hailed by a range of community figures. The announcement, made last Thursday by NSW Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian, means the station will become accessible to customers in wheelchairs and parents with prams for the first time. A tender has been […]