Transport for NSW has completed its upgrade of Rooty Hill Station to make it more user-friendly and easier for customers to access.
A new six-storey commuter car park opened in January 2020, offering Rooty Hill commuters access to approximately 750 new car spaces, including 10 dedicated electric vehicle spaces, 16 accessible spaces and 10 motorcycle spaces.
The Rooty Hill Station Upgrade and Commuter Car Park upgrades are part of the third tranche of Transport for NSW’s Transport Access Program, known as TAP and seeks to improve access to public transport for those with disability, those with limited mobility or parents with prams (TAP 3 | Transport for NSW). Providing accessible transport services for everyone in the community, is one of the six priorities for Transport for NSW’s Future Transport Strategy.
Rooty Hill Station and multi-storey car park won the Infrastructure Sustainability Council Outstanding Achievement IS Design Award on 3 March 2022.
- Four new lifts and a family accessible toilet on the platforms, a new pedestrian footbridge and stairs, and larger platform canopies for better shelter from the weather
- New six-storey car park providing more commuter parking spaces for customers including electric vehicle charging spaces, a rooftop solar system with 1140 solar panels, and a pedestrian link between the car park and Rooty Hill Station
- Upgraded family accessible toilets on each platform to improve the travel experience for all customers at Rooty Hill Station
- New accessible pedestrian links and crossings to the station and bus stops, new accessible parking spaces and bicycle racks
- Upgrades to CCTV and lighting for improve safety and security.
TAP projects strive to achieve maximum social, economic and environmental outcomes and value for money. The approach to embedding sustainability on the TAP 3 program is to look at the main activities of the program and identify sustainability opportunities and outcomes.
While the scope of the TAP program will focus on upgrades to meet Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport (DSAPT) requirements, the upgrades may also facilitate the use of public transport by:
- Enabling more people to transfer from using private vehicles to public transport by making stations more accessible
- Designing interchanges to enable people to access stations by sustainable and healthy modes such as walking and cycling and by bus
- Providing accessible parking at stations to enable trains to be used for most of the journey instead of driving the whole journey.
- Rating Type: Rail
- Registered Date: 1/06/2018
- State: NSW
- Suburbs: Rooty Hill
- Assessor: Daniel Vartuli
- Other Key Stakeholders: Transport for NSW, Arenco