Transport Access Program 3 – Killara and Turrella Stations Upgrades - ISCouncil

Transport Access Program 3 – Killara and Turrella Stations Upgrades

Project Details

  • Location: NSW
  • Stakeholders: Transport for NSW, Downer


The Killara and Turrella Stations Upgrade is part of the third tranche of Transport for NSW’s Transport Access Program, known as TAP 3 and seeks to improve access to public transport for those with disability, those with limited mobility or parents with prams and customers with luggage (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.

Key benefits:

Killara Station

  • three lifts – one on each side of the footbridge, and one to the station platforms
  • new accessible footbridge connecting lifts
  • improvements to the station building to provide a new family accessible toilet and a unisex ambulant toilet
  • a new canopy at the boarding assistance zone on Platform 1
  • footpath upgrades on Werona Avenue and Culworth Avenue
  • formalised accessible parking, and kiss and ride parking on Culworth Avenue
  • new tactiles and upgrade to handrails where required
  • power supply upgrades to support the new infrastructure
  • improvements to lighting and station communications including CCTV and way-finding signage.

Turrella Station

  • a new accessible station entrance with a new lift to provide access from the Reede Street over bridge to all platforms
  • new stairs with an extended canopy from the station entrance to all platforms
  • family accessible and ambulant toilets on Platforms 1/2
  • provision of new kiss and ride bay on Turrella Street
  • upgraded accessible footpath with safety barriers and handrails on Turrella and Reede streets leading to the station entrance
  • relocating the pedestrian crossing on Turrella Street to improve access to the bus stop
  • regraded station platforms and new platform tactile ground indicators
  • partial removal of the concrete traffic median on Reede Street to improve the turning circle for vehicles
  • changes to the line markings on Turrella Street
  • new bike hoops on Hannam Street
  • improvements to station lighting, CCTV and way-finding signage
  • provision new transformer
  • new landscaping.

TAP3 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 3 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

Project Details

  • Rating Type:Rail
  • Registered Date: 28.01.21
  • State:NSW
  • Suburbs: Killara and Turella
  • Assessor: Gareth O’Brien
  • Other Key Stakeholders Transport for NSW, Downer

To find out more information about this project, visit the Transport for NSW website:

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