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Beecroft Station Upgrade

The NSW Government is improving accessibility at Beecroft Station. The upgrade is part of the Transport Access Program, an initiative to provide a better experience for public transport customers by delivering modern, safe and accessible infrastructure. Early work commenced in November 2019 and construction is expected to be completed in early 2021.


Project Update – May 2021

Upcoming work

Work to upgrade Beecroft Station will continue in May and includes:

  • concreting work associated with the lift structures
  • installing cladding and finishings to the lift structures
  • installing the lifts within the lift structures
  • continue drainage and concrete work on the platform
  • continue the refurbishment of the existing platform toilet facilities to convert the bathroom into a family accessible toilet
  • excavation and concrete work associated with the replacement of the existing footpath between the station and commuter car park adjacent Sutherland Road.

Equipment to be used includes excavators, concrete trucks/pumps, delivery trucks, power tools and hand tools.

Station toilet closed – temporary toilet available

The existing toilet in the station building will be temporarily closed until mid-June 2021 while it is upgraded to a family accessible toilet. A temporary unisex toilet is available for use at the Sutherland Road entrance to the pedestrian tunnel.

The temporary toilet is available during station opening hours. Signage is in place to help with these temporary changes.

Ongoing station access changes

The stairs and ramp between Wongala Crescent Commuter Car Park and the station will remain closed until late 2021, to allow for construction of the new lift to be carried out. Customers can continue to access the station via the ramp from Wongala Crescent, and the pedestrian underpass tunnel.

Construction hours

Standard construction hours are 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 1pm on Saturdays. For the safety of staff, customers and the community, some work will be completed outside standard construction hours. We will notify nearby residents and businesses in advance if we need to work outside these times.

Project Update – March 2021

Upcoming work

The Beecroft Station Upgrade is underway with steel assembly work in the Wongala Crescent Commuter Car Park commencing in late Februray. Work will continue in March and include:

  • piling, concrete and excavation work for the lift well foundations in the old booking office for the new lift (including small dump trucks removing spoil intermittently via the underpass)
  • concrete and excavation work for the lift well foundation at Wongala Crescent Commuter Car Park
  • assembly of structural steel for the lift within the Wongala Crescent Commuter Car Park, and craning the lift shafts into place during weekend work.

Equipment to be used includes dump trucks, excavators, a crane, concrete trucks/pumps, delivery trucks, truck-mounted crane, power tools and hand tools.

Weekend work – Friday 12 to Sunday 14 March 2021

Weekend work will be be carried out continuously from 10pm on Friday 12 March until 7pm on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 March 2021 during a scheduled Sydney Trains trackwork weekend when trains are not running and the station is closed. The work will include:

  • installing temporary hoarding on the platforms
  • piling and excavation work on the platform to create a new canopy
  • installing the lift shaft in the old booking office
  • working to extend the old booking office.

Equipment to be used includes piling rigs, excavators, dump trucks, cranes, delivery trucks, elevated work platforms, power and hand tools. All equipment will be positioned as far away from residential areas as possible and breaks will be used to provide respite during noisy work.

As the station is closed, the pedestrian underpass will be closed from 7am Saturday 13 March 2021 to 10pm Sunday 14 March 2021. A temporary detour using Copeland Road (to the south of Beecroft Station) will operate during the work.

Both commuter car parks will be closed throughout the weekend work for the safety of workers, pedestrians and motorists. Signage will be in place to assist customers.

For information about rail replacement buses during the scheduled trackwork, please visit transportnsw.info or phone 131 500.

Temporary changes to Wongala Crescent Commuter Car Park

Up to 30 parking spaces will be closed until Monday 22 March 2021 to allow for construction vehicles including a large crane, steel deliveries and steel assembly to prepare for upcoming Wongala Crescent lift construction weekend work in mid March 2021.

Please use the remaining parking spaces within the car park, or park within the Sutherland Road Commuter Car Park. Traffic control and signs will be in place to help pedestrians and vehicles with the temporary changes.

Station toilet closed – temporary toilet

The existing toilet in the station building will be temporarily closed from Saturday 13 March 2021 until midJune 2021 while it is upgraded to a family accessible toilet. A temporary unisex toilet will be available for use from Monday 15 March 2021 at the Sutherland Road entrance to the pedestrian tunnel. The temporary toilet will be available during station opening hours. Signage will be in place to help with these temporary changes.

Ongoing station access changes

The stairs and ramp between Wongala Crescent Commuter Car Park and the station will remain closed until late 2021, to allow for construction of the new lift to be carried out. Customers can continue to access the station via the ramp from Wongala Crescent, and the pedestrian underpass tunnel.

Construction hours

Standard construction hours are from 7am to 6pm every day, including public holidays. We understand extending construction hours to include weekends and public holidays may cause disruption, but all efforts will be made to minimise impacts where possible and ensure strict environmental conditions relating to noise, vibration and dust management are adhered to.


Project Update – February 2021

Upcoming work

Work is progressing well on Beecroft Station Upgrade with excavation of the old booking office lift area underway during January. Work will continue in February and include:

  • piling, concrete and excavation work for the lift foundation in the old booking office (in the pedestrian underpass).
  • concrete and excavation work for the lift foundation at Wongala Crescent Commuter Car Park
  • assembly of structural steel for the lift in Wongala Crescent Commuter Car Park.

Equipment to be used includes dump trucks, excavator, crane, concrete trucks/pumps, delivery trucks, truck-mounted crane, power tools and hand tools.

Temporary changes to Wongala Crescent Commuter Car Park

From 7am Monday 22 February until 9pm Sunday 14 March 2021, up to 30 parking spaces will be closed in Wongola Crescent Commuter Car Park to allow for construction vehicles including a large crane, steel deliveries and steel assembly to prepare for upcoming Wongala Crescent lift construction work in March 2021. Please use the remaining parking spaces within the car park or Sutherland Road Commuter Car Park.

Traffic control and signs will be in place to help pedestrians and vehicles with the temporary changes.

Ongoing station access changes

The stairs and ramp between Wongala Crescent Commuter Car Park and the station will remain closed until late 2021, to allow for construction work to be carried out. Customers can continue to access the station via the ramp and pedestrian underpass.

Construction hours

Standard construction hours are 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 1pm on Saturdays. For the safety of our workers, rail customers and the community, some station upgrade work will be completed outside standard construction hours. Nearby residents and businesses will be notified before any out of hours work takes place.


Project Update – January 2021

Upcoming work

The Beecroft Station upgrade is underway with all piling for the Wongala carpark lift area now complete. Work will continue in January and will include:

  • concrete and excavation work for the lift foundations at the Wongala Crescent lift work area
  • piling, concrete and demolition work within the old booking office (in the pedestrian underpass)
  • installation of site fencing along the footpath between the Sutherland Road commuter car park and at the eastern entrance of the pedestrian underpass, to enable the removal of spoil from the station building.

Equipment to be used includes a piling rig, excavator, concrete trucks/pumps, delivery trucks, truckmounted crane, power tools and hand tools.

Changes to the bicycle rack

The existing bicycle rack was temporarily closed and relocated in December to allow construction activities to occur.

Ongoing station access changes

The stairs and ramp between Wongala Crescent commuter car park and the station will remain closed until late 2021, to allow for construction work to be carried out. Customers can continue to access the station via the ramp and pedestrian underpass tunnel.

Construction hours

Standard construction hours are 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 1pm on Saturdays.

For the safety of our workers, rail customers and the community, some station upgrade work will be completed outside standard construction hours. Nearby residents and businesses will be notified before any out of hours work takes place.

Piling work lift well foundations - Beecroft


Project Update – December 2020

Upcoming work

The Beecroft Station upgrade is underway with construction of the lift foundations in progress. Work will continue throughout December and will include:

  • piling, concrete and excavation work for the lift foundations at the Wongala Crescent lift work area
  • demolition and concrete work within the old booking office (in the pedestrian underpass)
  • installation of site fencing along the footpath between the Sutherland Road Commuter Car Park and at the eastern entrance of the pedestrian underpass

Equipment to be used includes a piling rig, excavator, concrete trucks/pumps, delivery trucks, truck-mounted crane, power tools and hand tools.

Temporary station access changes

The stairs and ramp between Wongala Crescent Commuter Car Park and the station will be closed until late 2021, to allow for construction work to be carried out. Commuters can continue to access the station via the pedestrian underpass tunnel and ramp.

Temporary commuter car park changes

Four parking spaces in the south-western corner of Wongala Crescent Commuter Car Park will be closed until late November 2021, to allow construction work to be carried out.

Two accessible parking spaces have been temporarily relocated from Wongala Crescent Commuter Car Park to Sutherland Road Commuter Car Park. Untimed parking is also available on nearby streets.

Construction hours

Standard construction hours are 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 1pm on Saturdays. For the safety of our workers, rail customers and the community, some station upgrade work will be completed outside standard construction hours. Nearby residents and businesses will be notified before any out of hours work takes place.

From Thursday 24 December 2020 to Monday 11 January 2021 our project and offices will be closed to provide the community and our staff with a break from construction work.


Project Update – November 2020

Upcoming work

The Beecroft Station upgrade is underway with site establishment and investigation activities in progress.

Work will continue throughout November and will include:

  • piling and concrete work for the lift foundations at the Wongala Crescent lift area
  • demolition and concrete work within the old booking office (in the pedestrian underpass)
  • installation of site fencing along the footpath between the Sutherland Road Commuter Car Park and the eastern entrance of the pedestrian underpass
  • minor relocation of the bicycle hoops.

Equipment to be used includes a piling rig, excavator, concrete trucks/pumps, delivery trucks, truck-mounted crane as well as power and hand tools.

Temporary station access changes

The stairs and switchback ramp between Wongala Crescent Commuter Car Park and the station will be closed until late 2021, to allow for construction work to be carried out. Commuters can continue to access the station via the pedestrian underpass tunnel and ramp.

Temporary commuter car park changes

Up to four parking spaces in the south-western corner of Wongala Crescent Commuter Car Park will be closed until late November 2021, to allow construction work to be carried out. Two accessible parking spaces have been temporarily relocated from Wongala Crescent Commuter Car Park to Sutherland Road Commuter Car Park. Untimed parking is also available on nearby streets.

Construction hours

Standard construction hours are 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 1pm on Saturdays.

For the safety of our workers, rail customers and the community, some station upgrade work will be completed outside standard construction hours. Nearby residents and businesses will be notified before out of hours work takes place.

Keeping the community informed

The community will be kept informed with regular project notifications and information via the project website: transport.nsw.gov.au/beecroft. For further information on the project please call the Project Infoline on 1800 684 490 or email projects@transport.nsw.gov.au.

For all urgent enquiries or complaints regarding construction activities, please call our 24-hour Construction Response Line on 1800 775 465.

Artwork – Wongala Crescent

The glass artworks which were installed at the completion of the Epping to Thornleigh Third Track (ETTT) project by artists Amanda Kay, Jerome Dobinson and the community will be temporarily removed and stored off-site to ensure their preservation during the upgrade. The re-installation location is to be decided in consultation with Hornsby Shire Council and the artists.

Artist’s impression of the new lift location looking from Wongala Crescent, subject to detailed design

Artist’s impression of the new lift location looking from Wongala Crescent, subject to detailed design.


Project overview

Upgrading Beecroft Station will make it easier for everyone to access, including those with a disability, limited mobility, parents/carers with prams and customers with luggage.

Key features of the upgrade include:

  • two new lifts to provide access to the pedestrian underpass and station platform
  • regrading the existing footpath to provide an accessible path to the new lift
  • a new pedestrian landing over the existing staircase
  • improvements to accessible parking in the Sutherland Road commuter car park
  • upgraded footpaths around the station precinct to improve accessibility
  • new platform canopy providing under cover access from the lift to the Boarding Assistence Zones
  • improved station precinct security (CCTV), wayfinding and lighting
  • new landscaping.

Project update

A contract for the design and construction of the Beecroft Station Upgrade project was awarded in June 2020, with survey and investigation work occuring this month.

Site establishment and construction acitivites are expected to start in September 2020.

Weekend work: 25 and 26 July 2020

Work will be be carried out from 7am to 7pm on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 July 2020 during a scheduled trackwork weekend.

Please note, the pedestrian underpass will be closed from 7am to 7pm on Saturday 25 July 2020. A temporary detour using Copeland Road (to the south of Beecroft Station) will operate during the work to ensure the safety of the community and our workers.

The weekend work will include:

  • using a small drilling rig to undertake geotechnical investigations of the ground conditions and services on the existing ramp to Wongala Crescent and platform
  • surveying the platform, station building, existing services and footings
  • constructing a temporary service crossing beneath the rail tracks.

The results from these investigations will help inform the final design of the project.

Equipment to be used includes mini piling rigs, vacuum excavation trucks, delivery trucks, elevated work platforms, power and hand tools. All equipment will be positioned as far away from residential areas as possible and breaks will be used to provide respite during noisy work.

For information about rail replacement buses during the scheduled trackwork, please visit transportnsw.info or phone 131 500.

Temporary loss of space in the commuter car park

Up to 5 spaces will be unavailable while site investigation work is underway within the Wongala Crescent car park during July scheduled weekend work. Signage will be installed to notify commuters of the changes.

Contact

We will continue to keep the community informed with regular project updates. Further information is available on the project website http://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/beecroft. If you would like to be added to the project distribution list, please contact us on 1800 684 490 or email  projects@transport.nsw.gov.au