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Transport Access Program (TAP)

The Transport Access Program (TAP) is a Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) initiative to provide safe and accessible public transport infrastructure for all commuters inclusive of people with a disability or mobility issue, as well as parents with prams.

Part of this program consists of updating nominated railway stations and their precincts within

New South Wales (NSW) to improve access for elderly, disabled or mobility impaired patrons, parents with prams through the stations to the platforms. Typically, upgrading the railway station infrastructure to improve accessibility and amenity includes DSAPT compliant platforms, lifts, stairs, ramps, footbridges, parking, toilets and waiting areas.

TAP3 is the third tranche of works for the Transport Access Program. PTW have, to date provided Architectural Services for 13 stations in the Sydney Rail network. The objective of the Scoping Design is to select and define the preferred accessibility design outcomes through a measured option process, identifying and applying the essential and desired requirements.

Another key objective for the work is to carry out engineering analysis to minimise program and project risk for the preferred scope of works and ensure alignment with applicable ASA design standards and guidelines.

The Transport Access Program is an initiative to provide a better experience for public transport customers by delivering accessible, modern, secure and integrated transport infrastructure where it is needed most. The program aims to provide:

  • Stations Precincts that are accessible to the disabled, ageing and parents with prams, children, students and commuters
  • Transport interchanges that support an integrated network and allow seamless transfers between all modes for all customers
  • At least 1 Family Accessible Toilet (FAT) as a minimum (where toilets are provided)

Location

Sydney, Australia

Consultants

PTW Architects

Client

Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW)