Museum Station Access Upgrade

As a key node on the City Circle line, the access upgrades to Museum Station provide an equitable and pleasurable experience for a wide range of patrons travelling to and from Sydney’s CBD.  Originally opened in 1926, and the only ‘cut and fill’ single arch underground station on the network, Museum Station has exceptional heritage significance, which presented both challenges and rewards. An exemplar of Art Deco design, extant features such as tiles, signage and ticket windows had to be restored and retained, and any new fixtures and fittings introduced in the upgrade had to befit the original scheme.

DesignInc worked closely with a range of consultants to design and document a sympathetic architectural solution that meets both the accessibility and heritage requirements. The upgrade includes a new lift from the Elizabeth Street entry to the underground station concourse, two new lifts connecting the concourse with the platforms, an accessible ramp at the entrance, a new accessible family toilet, refurbishment of existing amenities, CCTV security and lighting throughout.