Station upgrade for Wentworth Falls

Wentworth Falls Train Station is being upgraded as part of a NSW TrainLink "refresh program", but a long-awaited lift is still some time off.

Wentworth Falls Train Station is being upgraded as part of a NSW TrainLink "refresh program", but a long-awaited lift is still some time off.

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It's busier than usual at Wentworth Falls train station thanks to an upgrade being carried out by NSW TrainLink, but a long-awaited lift is still some time off.

The upgrade is part of a $12 million station refresh program across 16 NSW TrainLink stations.

Blue Mountains MP Roza Sage said the refresh works underway at Wentworth Falls Station "would boost comfort and cleanliness for customers".

"The refresh at Wentworth Falls includes a major deep clean of the station, minor repairs to the station building, lighting upgrades, painting, bird proofing and new bins and seats," she said.

Meanwhile, there is still no firm start date on the provision of disabled access promised by the state government in May last year following a three-year community campaign.

"The proposed upgrade includes consideration of new lifts, upgraded footpaths and landscaping, improved lighting and additional CCTV," Mrs Sage said.

"Preliminary investigations and concept designs have now been completed and I am advised a design and construction tender for the upgrade will be released in the coming months."

She said feedback from the community would be invited when the project went on public display.

Mountains residents on the Gazette's Facebook site were pleased to see the station being upgraded, and hoped a lift was installed sooner rather than later.

Jessica Harrison said: "A lift would be awesome, especially trying to carry a pram up and down those stairs is not easy."

Vivienne Burnett said: "As a long time past resident of the Mountains I'm glad to see that the stations are being done up."

"Not impressed. Would rather have seen a lift built, so that people like myself can actually use the station," said Rowan Hagen.

A lift would come in use for Ben Wilkat who wrote: "I look forward to the day I can see it for myself in my wheelchair".

While Craig Sanson is concerned about parking adding "Need more parking now that more people are using the station. It does look better and brighter after some of the work and more cover would be nice like Leura and Blaxland."

Springwood was the first Mountains station to be refreshed last year. The upgrade included: better signage; new displays showing next train information; repainted interiors; new lighting, seating and bins; refurbished toilets and waiting room, and the installation of Opal card readers.

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