A state government upgrade to Lapstone Railway Station is one step closer following the awarding of the construction contract for the project.
Penrith MP Stuart Ayres said the upgrade will provide safer and more modern access for customers and create more than 450 jobs.
The contract was awarded to Arenco.
"This is an important upgrade which will make access to Lapstone Station and public transport easier for all customers, especially people with a disability and limited mobility, as well as parents and carers with prams," said Mr Ayres.
"It will also ensure the station has the amenities to support growth in public transport well into the future. The upgrade is expected to be completed in late 2021.
"The project will create work for over 450 on-site workers as well as additional office staff over 17 months of the project."
Lapstone Station upgrade will include:
- a new lift connecting the footbridge to Platform 2
- a new family accessible toilet as well as male and female ambulant toilets
- upgrades to the accessible car spaces and a new kiss and ride bay
- upgrades to the ramp from the commuter car park to the pedestrian footbridge
- a new station entrance to Platform 1
- accessibility upgrades to the platform waiting room
- upgrades to station's pathways, stairs and platforms
- upgrades to CCTV, lighting and signage.
"The NSW Government made the commitment to upgrade Lapstone Station and we are delivering it," said Mr Ayres.
To find out more about the Lapstone project visit www.transport.nsw.gov.au/projects/current-projects/lapstone-station-upgrade.