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Hawkesbury River Station Upgrade Complete

Opening of Hawkesbury River Station Lifts

The new look Hawkesbury River Station (Brooklyn) was officially opened on February 15th with improved safety and accessibility for public transport customers.

Member for Hornsby Matt Kean was joined by Mayor of Hornsby Council Philip Ruddock for the official opening. The lift has been operational since 18th December, but work continued early into the new year to complete further the upgrades.

“It was a Christmas present for the people of Brooklyn to have the lifts operational before the end of the year.” Mr Kean said.

Around $9 million was invested into the improvements, which means that no matter your age or ability you can access the station. The accessibility upgrade at Hawkesbury River station includes:

• Two new lifts to provide access to the station platforms

• A new accessible parking space in the Dangar Road car park and a Kiss and Ride space on Dangar Road

• A new accessible pathway and pedestrian crossing to the Dangar Road car park

• New family-accessible amenities

• Improvements to CCTV and lighting.

IT’S BEEN A LONG TIME COMING, BUT VERY WELCOME NOW THE LIFT IS HERE! Members of the Brooklyn Community Association were on hand to witness this momentous occasion. The Hawkesbury River Station Upgrade was delivered under the NSW Government’s Transport Access Program to deliver safe, modern and accessible public transport infrastructure across the state.

Article appeared in The Bush Telegraph