Stations that need their exits or footbridges removed or altered

 
  fixitguy Chief Train Controller

Location: In Carriage 4 on a Tangara
But seriously, the worst "easy access" station that comes to mind is Hurstville. It has the smallest lifts to platform level of any easy access stations with barely enough room for 1 wheelchair & this is one of Sydney's busy stations. I'm sure that planning for Hurstville was given to planners who thought that the disabled didn't catch trains to and from Hurstville?
TheLoneGunMan
i did once propose a bigger lift. but after some discussion it was decided that is not possible to install bigger lifts within the current paid concousse area. they should of upgraded the place when they had a chance during the renovations to the station concourse (unpaid). too late now. too much disruptions to shoppers and passengers.

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  Watson374 Chief Commissioner

Location: Fully reclined at the pointy end.
Hurstville cannot be upgraded in the traditional NSW way, piecemeal, for reasons that fixitguy has correctly pointed out; it could, however, warrant a complete rebuild.

Where my Taiwanese sweet chilli fish fillet shop (and the rest of the mall) will do business in the interim, of course, is the problem.
  fixitguy Chief Train Controller

Location: In Carriage 4 on a Tangara
Hurstville cannot be upgraded in the traditional NSW way, piecemeal, for reasons that fixitguy has correctly pointed out; it could, however, warrant a complete rebuild.

Where my Taiwanese sweet chilli fish fillet shop (and the rest of the mall) will do business in the interim, of course, is the problem.
Watson374
I can't see them doing upgrades to Hurstville anytime soon (20yrs). In the event that they do, I have a radical new idea to connect it to Westfield via a bridge. That however is for another day.
  Raichase Captain Rant!

Location: Sydney, NSW
I'd suggest that Hurstville was likely one of the first stations modified with lifts, and thus it uses older specs and standards. A lot of the older accessible stations suffer from atrocious lift reliability, as well as generally poor amenities for those who require them.
  Murasaki Chief Train Controller

Location: Going sideways... in carriage DET-9216 (>ω<)
Rooty Hill needs lifts. Mt Druitt needs access changes to speed pedestrian flow as its slow during busy times.
"RatholeTunnel"


Damn straight for Mount Druitt! I have been caught-out by commuters buying their periodicals on a Tuesday (following a long weekend) twice this year. Unfortunate with the first time, I was given a lift to the station to then go to work. Couldn't buy the ticket in time, and would turn-up to work an hour late (because no one in the Greater Sydney works further from Sydney than where they live, let alone outside Greater Sydney LOLOLOL(!)) I got a little wiser from this experience since, and thenceforth always use the local bus service to start my trip to work, thus having a ticket to travel before arrival.

I absolutely suggest that the southern end of the concourse have its width doubled, even if it requires rearranging the facilities in the way. I prefer this even over that smeghead's idea to have a free shuttle bus for the Mount Druitt area the town doesn't have the wide range of facilities and actual size to justify it, unlike Penrith, Parramatta, Wollongong or in Railcorp's Centre of the Universe.

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