Sydney’s Museum station upgrade begins

Published 29th May, 2015 in Transport

One of Australia’s first underground stations is getting a makeover with construction beginning on the Museum Station upgrade.

Artist impression of Museum station upgrade featuring the lift
Artist's impression of Museum station upgrade

The upgrade will be finished next year and deliver improved customer access while ensuring the station’s significant heritage value is maintained.

Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance said Museum was the only station on the City Circle Line without lift access and it was vital the station could meet customers’ needs well into the future.

The Museum Station upgrade will deliver:

  • A new lift connecting the entry of the station on the corner of Elizabeth and Liverpool streets and the underground station concourse.
  • Two new lifts connecting the station concourse with the platforms.
  • An accessible ramp at the station entrance.
  • A new family accessible toilet.
  • Refurbishment of the toilets within the concourse.

The project forms part of the NSW Government’s $770 million Transport Access Program, which is delivering modern, safe and accessible public transport.

Upgrade impacts to the area

During construction there will be minor changes around the site to traffic, on-street parking and pedestrian access. Customers, local residents and businesses will be notified before the changes, and signage will be installed to ensure people can easily find their way. Access to the station will remain during construction.

Businesses in the area have been consulted on how potential construction impacts will be managed and communicated to minimise any effect on local businesses.

More information on the Museum Station upgrade

Published 29th May, 2015 in Transport