A major refurbishment of Armidale's 137-year-old railway station will begin at the end of this month.
More than $1 millionwill be spent by the state governmentto improve safety and disability access, which will include stabilising footpaths, erecting a bus stop and installing CCTV cameras.
Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall said the $1,187,101 upgrade would make it easier for all travellers, including people with a disability, to access public transport services from the station.
"With its mix of rail and coach services, the Armidale Station offers passengers accessible and affordable travel options between the New England and greater NSW," Mr Marshall said.
He said Transport for NSW identified a number of works needed to ensure the facility continues to service the needs of passengers following an extensive community consultation period earlier this year .
"Existing footpaths will be stabilised to improve pedestrian access while car spaces and the kiss and ride area will be extended to make for smoother pick-ups and drop offs.
"A formalised bus stop will be established at the entrance to the facility so people can identify where they need to stand in preparation for boarding and disembarking.
"Additional closed-circuit television cameras and lighting will be installed on the platform which will make travellers feel safer when they arrive on the evening Explorer Service from Sydney.
"The refurbishment is expected to start at end of July and 30 local tradies will be employed over the life of the project.
"Upgrades like this ensure stations have the amenities to support growth in public transport and build upon our vision to make public transport a first choice for everyone living in the bush."