The heritage-listed Parkes station has become a focal point of activity during the annual Elvis Festival when hundreds of festival goers meet the Elvis Express and Elvis Blue Suede Express.The station building is currently receiving very welcome improvement work that will not only improve accessibility and safety for customers, but is also creating 30 local jobs.
The upgrade to the footpath, car park and toilets will make it easier for customers, including people with a disability, to access public transport services from the station.
“It will provide a welcoming gateway to all those who travel by train to visit the Parkes region for great events like the annual Elvis Festival,” said Nationals Upper House MP Sam Farraway.
The project includes upgrading the existing footpath; upgrading the car park; new ambulant toilets and a family accessible toilet; a formalised bus stop at the station entrance; and improvements to CCTV, lighting and wayfinding.
The upgrade is delivered under the NSW Government’s Transport Access Program.