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More trains for Stanwell Park as north prepares for Lawrence Hargrave Drive closure

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EXTRA stops on train services will be provided for Stanwell Park residents while major work is carried out on Lawrence Hargrave Drive from next month.

Transport for NSW will carry out slope repairs on Lawrence Hargrave Drive at Stanwell Park from 9am Monday 15 June until 7pm Sunday 9 August.

State MP for Heathcote, Lee Evans said the work is essential to keep the road safe and open to traffic.

As a result Lawrence Hargrave Drive will be closed in both directions between Otford Road/Lady Wakehurst Drive and Chellow Dene Avenue.

“We recognise this closure will limit access for residents, so extra stops will be in place at Stanwell Park station to help the community,” he said.

The following NSW TrainLink services will make an additional stop on weekdays at Stanwell Park from Tuesday 9 June for the Lawrence Hargrave Drive road closure:

  • 6.43am Dapto to Bondi Junction service will depart Stanwell Park at 7.22am
  • 7.13am Kiama to Bondi Junction service will depart Stanwell Park at 8.23am
  • 3.54pm Sydney Terminal to Wollongong will depart Stanwell Park at 4.56pm

Residents are reminded that track work is scheduled on the South Coast Line on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 June, with trains replaced by buses.

Some existing weekend express train services will also include additional stops at Stanwell Park station during this work.

Service information about additional stops at Stanwell Park will be available to customers via Trip Planner (transportnsw.info) and Transport Apps from next week.

Shuttle buses to and from Stanwell Park station will be provided between 6am and 9pm on weekdays, 7.30am and 6.30pm on Saturdays and 8.30am and 5pm on Sundays.

Commuters can use route 15 bus services to travel between Helensburgh train station and the Helensburgh local area. There will be school shuttle buses available for primary school children who attend schools on the opposite side of the closure from their homes; details of these services are being confirmed and will be shared with the community shortly.

Transport for NSW will work to ensure traffic congestion is minimised during the planned road closure by monitoring queues at key locations and having traffic control in place to intervene as required.

Emergency services will ensure existing service levels are maintained during this work.

Detours will be in place via Bulli Pass (Princes Highway) and the M1 Princes Motorway.

Motorists should plan their journey and allow up to 45 minutes extra travel time.

Transport for NSW is following the directives of NSW Health and we will continue to keep the community updated in relation to any changes that may occur to planned work as a result of COVID-19.

For more information about this project visit rms.work/lhd-closure.


 

 

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