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8580 - GATES AND FENCING AT TEMPE AND ASHFIELD STATIONS

Haylen, Jo to the Minister for Transport and Infrastructure
  1. Will the gate be opened and the fencing removed at Tempe Station at Griffith Street, allowing for residents with impaired mobility, elderly passengers and parents with prams to directly access the station from the street?
    1. If not, why not?
  2. Will the fencing at Brown Street, Ashfield be permanently opened to allow commuters to directly access the platform?
    1. If not, why not?
Answer -

I am advised :

  1. On top of the $1.2 billion invested since 2011, a further $882 million will be invested in the Transport Access Program over the forward estimates. This includes $133 million in 2018-19 to fund accessibility upgrades at stations, create better transport interchanges and build car parks.
  2. No. Ashfield Station is an accessible station with lift access to all platforms and the concourse. Due to the height of the platform above Brown Street and surrounding infrastructure, it is not feasible to provide an accessible entrance between Brown Street and platform 4 at Ashfield Station.
Question asked on 6 June 2018 (session 56-1) and printed in Questions & Answers Paper No. 188
Answer received on 6 July 2018 and printed in Questions & Answers Paper No. 193