Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith today announced the new-look and fully accessible Penrith Station is starting to take shape after the giant canopy was lifted into place over the concourse while track work took place over the weekend (23-26 February).
“This spectacular new 1400 square metre structure which now sits over Penrith Station is one of the largest of its kind in the suburban rail network,” said Stuart Ayres.
“Work on installing the canopy started at 6pm on Friday night and continued through the weekend, with the last of the 13 pieces put in place late on Sunday night.
“Each module weighs around eight tonnes and took around four hours to install.
“It is a wonderful centrepiece for the new-look station that has been designed to support a growing population well into the future.”
In the coming months the new overhead concourse will be further improved with Denver Oak ceilings and glass panel windows.
The major upgrade of Penrith Station is being delivered by the NSW Government’s Transport Access Program, an initiative to deliver safe, modern and accessible public transport infrastructure across the state.
When completed, customers will benefit from a new station concourse, accessible toilets and an improved transport interchange.
The NSW Government is also building a new multi-storey commuter car park which will provide customers with around 430 new spaces, as well as lifts, CCTV and lighting.
“I would like to express my ongoing thanks to the local community for their patience and understanding during this construction period,” added Stuart Ayres.