Redfern Station Access Upgrade
The Transport Access Program (TAP) is a NSW-wide upgrade of key sites across the transport network to be accessible, modern and welcoming. Located in a highly dense urban area and a key stop on most suburban lines, Redfern Station is a major hub in the transport network. As part of the TAP program, DesignInc is providing integrated urban design, architecture and landscape services to upgrade Redfern Station to offer a more efficient, safer and equitable customer experience.
New station entries at Little Eveleigh and Marion Streets connect to a pedestrian overpass, providing easy access to most platforms via six new stairs and lifts. The overpass takes its design queues from merging Eveleigh’s Industrial past with ideas of smoke and steam, which is apparent in the design of the building’s cladding. While focusing the passenger’s experience on framed vistas of North and South Eveleigh and the existing heritage buildings, the design also conserves and incorporates the old industrial warehouse at 125 Little Eveleigh Street as a main entrance to the overbridge.
Shared pedestrian and bicycle zones in the surrounding streets will improve connectivity from the station to facilities such as South Eveleigh, Carriageworks and education centres. Soft and hard landscaping in these shared zones aims to create a pleasurable and safe experience for both the local community and transport patrons. Planning approvals for the project are currently underway.