Station work raises queries

TRAIN stations have again been neglected by the state government, according to federal Greenway MP Michelle Rowland.

She said it had neglected vital infrastructure upgrades at local stations in favour of minor beautification work following its recent announcement of a $33 million "refresh" for some Sydney train stations.

"The Baird government is spending $33 million to paint over the cracks at Sydney train stations, while mothers, the elderly and people with a disability cannot get safe access to Doonside, Rooty Hill, Toongabbie and Pendle Hill train stations," Ms Rowland said.

"The state Liberals are living in a parallel universe if they think this is an appropriate use of taxpayers' money.

"These funds should be going to vital infrastructure upgrades, such as installing lifts at train stations, not going towards redecorating train stations that have just finished multi-million-dollar upgrades, such as in Newtown and Sydenham."

Ms Rowland said it was one of the big concerns in affected areas.

"I have collected hundreds of signatures and spoken to countless residents in Pendle Hill and Toongabbie who are crying out for these upgrades and the state Liberals have failed these people," Ms Rowland said.

"This was the government's chance to fix this issue."

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