Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson was joined by NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional Infrastructure and Services Troy Grant to announce a major upgrade of the Tamworth train station and public transport interchange on the corner of Marius and Brisbane Streets.
Mr Anderson said the improvements were designed to enhance access and security and encourage more people to take public transport in the region.
“This is a boost for the many customers who use the Tamworth interchange, including travellers visiting our region,” Mr Anderson said.
“The NSW Liberals & Nationals Government is committed to encouraging people all over NSW to use public transport, and we know that important upgrades like this will prompt locals and tourists in the region to leave their car behind.”
Mr Anderson said the announcement was another example of how the NSW Government was delivering vital transport projects in regional communities.
“The Tamworth interchange and train station is an important hub for locals and visitors alike,” Mr Anderson said.
“We are making the station more wheelchair friendly, with disabled access being improved at a number of key points.
“A new ramp will be provided at the main entrance – including upgrades to the pavement. We will also create new wheelchair spaces on the platform and in the waiting room.
“The disabled access toilets will also be upgraded, and baby change facilities will be provided.
“Improved signage and electronic screens will assist with timetable information and announcements. New CCTV security cameras and more bike racks will also provide a safer interchange.
“This upgrade is fantastic news and I know the community will be pleased to see work get underway shortly. Today’s announcement is a huge win for Tamworth, which deserves a safe and functional transport interchange.”
The project is being delivered as part of the NSW Government’s Transport Access Program, an initiative to deliver modern, accessible, secure and integrated transport projects.