Sydney Metro is Australia’s biggest public transport project.
Services started in May 2019 in the city’s North West with a train every four minutes in the peak. Metro rail will be extended into the CBD and beyond to Bankstown in 2024. There will be new CBD metro railway stations at Martin Place, Pitt Street and Barangaroo and new metro platforms at Central.
In 2024, Sydney will have 31 metro railway stations and a 66 km standalone metro railway system – the biggest urban rail project in Australian history. There will be ultimate capacity for a metro train every two minutes in each direction under the Sydney city centre.
John Holland Pty Ltd and Laing O’Rourke Australia Construction Pty Ltd has been awarded the contract for major rail work at Sydenham as well as works associated with the Southwest Metro upgrade of the Bankstown Line (between Sydenham and Bankstown) to metro standards.
The main features of the works are:
- Sydenham Station Upgrade:
- New station entrances at Burrows Road and Railway Parade
- New concourse over the station with lifts and stairs to each platform, including the two new Sydney Metro platforms
- Easy interchange for passengers between Sydney Trains and Sydney Metro services
- Improved interchange for bus customers.
- Southwest Metro Early Works:
- Station and bridge investigations
- Installing electrical cabling within the rail corridor.
- Southwest Metro Corridor works:
- Upgrading 12 bridges that cross over or under the railway, including installation of safety screens
- Civil construction including work on retaining walls, culverts and track drainage
- Fencing along the rail corridor and the segregation of the existing freight line from the new driverless railway
- Rail systems work including new track crossovers, upgrading and refurbishing overhead wiring and work to support signalling and communication equipment
- Utility modifications.