Paddy gives station upgrade the thumbs up

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Adam Crouch with Paddy Gerrard at Narara station

When the new multi-million-dollar upgrade of Narara railway station was unveiled on November 29, even self-proclaimed Mayor of Narara, Paddy Gerrard, gave it the thumbs up.

The Triple M breakfast host joined Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Adam Crouch, in inspecting the new facilities.

“I don’t use the trains much myself but this is a real boon for Narara and will make a lot of difference for many people,” Gerrard said.

Crouch said the $15.5M upgrade is part of the NSW Government’s Transport Access Program being rolled out across NSW.

“Thanks to these upgrades, Narara station is now easier to access for all customers including people with a disability, people with mobility aids, parents or carers with prams and travellers with luggage,” Crouch said.

“The upgrade supported dozens of jobs over the process of planning and construction, providing a welcome boost to our local economy.

“Customers are already using the new lifts and the upgraded accessible paths in and around the station, which have improved the experience of getting to and from the train platform.

“Other improvements include new accessible parking spaces, a ‘kiss and ride’ space for easier pick-ups and drop-offs, and a new pedestrian crossing across the northern commuter car park.

“There are also formalised Boarding Assistance Zones on each platform and upgraded CCTV and lighting.

“Our aim is to make train travel as easy as possible for every commuter.”

Media release, Nov 29
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Adam Crouch