Hazelbrook Railway Station upgrade officially opened

New lifts at Hazelbrook Station will be operational on December 20, with the NSW government officially opening the upgrades today (December 16).

Blue Mountains MP Trish Doyle and Liberal Upper House MP Shayne Mallard attended the opening.

Blue Mountains MP Trish Doyle, Upper House MP Shayne Mallard, local resident Tom Bridges and other officials and guests at the opening of the Hazelbrook station upgrade.

Blue Mountains MP Trish Doyle, Upper House MP Shayne Mallard, local resident Tom Bridges and other officials and guests at the opening of the Hazelbrook station upgrade.

"I am pleased to be here today to celebrate the upcoming completion of Hazelbrook Station as the 60th accessibility upgrade to be delivered across the NSW train network," said Mr Mallard.

"These upgrades are important for providing customers with a number of benefits that will improve accessibility including people with a disability, limited mobility, parents and carers with prams and customers with luggage."

Ms Doyle congratulated the community for its advocacy.

"The community has been fighting for accessibility upgrades at Hazelbrook station for years now, and I'd like to thank them for making this happen," she said.

"It is because of their hard work and commitment that people who have mobility issues, varying abilities, the elderly, those with luggage and mums and dads with prams, can now use this train station with ease.

"I'd also like to say a special thanks to those who work at the station for their work in keeping our community informed and up to date while the upgrades were occurring."

The Hazelbrook station upgrade includes a new lift to each station platform, two upgraded accessible parking spaces in the commuter car park, and upgrades to pathways between the car park and station facilities. The upgrades also include a family accessible toilet and unisex ambulant toilet as well as upgrades to CCTV and lighting

"In the Blue Mountains, planning is currently underway to deliver accessibility upgrades at Lapstone, Faulconbridge, and Blackheath stations, and construction is also due to be completed at Glenbrook Station," said Mr Mallard.