Work to improve the appearance of Bathurst Station, one of the state’s most significant historical railway stations is progressing well, despite recent inclement weather, Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole announced today.
“Bathurst residents have immense pride in their historical buildings and I am pleased to see one of our town’s landmarks undergoing this detailed upgrade,” Mr Toole said.
The work is part of a $790,000 investment from the NSW Government, delivered through the Sydney Trains Major Periodical Maintenance Program.
Mr Toole said the project has used local experts, components and materials, including sandstone quarried in the Southern Highlands. “Using high quality sandstone, sourced from NSW will not only improve the appearance of the structures, but also the longevity of the building façade,” he said. Works underway include repair and restoration of the sandstone on the main station building and other external improvements. Sydney Trains Acting Chief Executive, Pete Church, said people will notice scaffolding on the building as work moves to the next stage. “We’ve reached an exciting point in this project and crews will begin working on the roof and chimneys. This work has been carefully planned and an independent heritage architect has provided advice on these significant works,” Mr Church said. NSW TrainLink Chief Executive, Pete Allaway, said there will not be significant disruption to customer services and facilities expected during the work. “Bathurst Station is one of the largest hubs on of the NSW TrainLink network and I know our customers and staff are excited to see this iconic station restored,” Mr Allaway said. Work is due for completion by mid-2021.