Transport Access Program 3 - Waitara Station Upgrade - ISCouncil

Transport Access Program 3 – Waitara Station Upgrade

Project Details

  • Registered Date: April 2022
  • Location: NSW
  • Assessor Name: Tete Awotedu
  • Stakeholders: Transport for NSW, Gartner Rose


The Waitara Station 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 include

  • A new pedestrian underpass at the northern end of the platform;
  • Two new lifts, one from underpass entry near the car park and one to the station platform;
  • New station entrance on Alexandria Parade;
  • New staircases from the new underpass to the car park and to the platform;
  • New Boarding Assistance Zones;
  • New canopy coverage over the platform lift and stairs;
  • New family accessible and ambulant toilets;
  • A new pedestrian crossing on Alexandria Parade;
  • A new bike rack on Alexandria Parade;
  • Four new accessible parking spaces;
  • A formalised kiss and ride zone;
  • Additional CCTV and lighting.

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: 29.04.22
  • State:NSW
  • Suburbs: Waitara
  • Assessor: Tete Awotedu
  • Other Key Stakeholders Transport for NSW, Gartner Rose

Project Website

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