Watergardens Station accessibility upgrade
Three new lifts are now open at Watergardens Station.
We have opened three new lifts at Watergardens Station to help people move around the station precinct and catch the train more easily.
This is part of the Public Transport Accessibility Improvements Program, which sees several metropolitan train stations upgraded to comply with current access guidelines for people with disabilities.
The new lifts feature:
- more space to increase lift capacity and allow for social distancing
- improved lighting
- a back up power supply, making them more reliable and avoiding breakdowns
- improved security with new CCTV coverage and windows
- more open design than the existing lifts with partially transparent lift walls.
Other completed works at Watergardens Station:
- We have increased the number of wheelchair accessible parking spaces in the Sydenham Road car park from five to nine.
- A back up power generator has been constructed to help power the lifts and station in the event of a blackout.
- Six extra CCTV cameras have been installed to cover blind spots around the stairs.
- Toilet refurbishments have been completed on the central platform and concourse to improve passenger amenities.
- New tactile ground surface indicators have been installed on all three platforms to improve accessibility.