Monday, 29 November 2021
CUSTOMERS at Moree train station are one step closer to a safer and more accessible station, with Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall today announcing work had started on the facility’s $2 million redevelopment.
Mr Marshall said the project’s completion would see rail travellers to Moree given a five-star welcome.
“The current station has served the community well since it opened in 1904, but accessibility expectations have changed over the last century and the State Government wants to deliver a station that can be utilised by all,” Mr Marshall said.
“Through these works, existing footpaths and ramps around the station precinct will be upgraded, with accessibility improvements to the kiss-and-ride bay and taxi zone, and a new, accessible parking space, along with a formalised bus stop at the station entrance.
“There will be updates to the waiting room and ticket office and other amenities, including ambulant toilets.
“The boarding zone on the platform will also be relocated and new tactile indicators along the platform will be installed along with improved wayfinding and lighting.
“Come May next year, travellers will be disembarking at a completely revamped Moree train station, one which suitably caters for those with a disability or limited mobility, parents and carers with prams and customers with luggage.”
Work will be carried out from 7am to 6pm on weekdays and from 8am to 1pm on Saturday and is expected to be completed by May 2022, weather permitting.
Separate to the accessibility upgrades to the station, the Australian Rail Track Corporation, who leases the network from Transport for NSW, is planning to extend the Moree platform and move tracks in the area in the future.