Going up: Is Sydney’s 100-year-wait for lifts at rail stations finally ending?


It’s a sign that things could finally be moving again to address one of the most glaring legacies of steam age public transport infrastructure in Australia’s largest city. For decades millions of people with limited mobility have effectively been shut out from taking heavy rail because many train stations, especially in densely populated inner suburbs, still don’t have platform elevators.

Redfern is one of Sydney’s ten busiest stations with 50,000 people passing through it every day and pressure has been mounting to make at least
some of the station’s twelve platforms accessible so that part of the station is compliant with the Disability Discrimination Act.

Source : http://www.governmentnews.com.au/2015/05/going-up-is-sydneys-100-year-wait-for-lifts-at-rail-stations-finally-ending/