Sydney Metro awards $87M contract for accessible infrastructure

Around 200 lifts and escalators have been purchased by Sydney Metro as part of an $87 million contract.

Thyssenkrupp will design, supply, install and maintain 70 elevators and 130 escalators for the extension of Sydney Metro from Chatswood and beyond.

Around 200 lifts and escalators have been purchased by Sydney Metro as part of an $87 million contract.
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The contract is one of the largest one-off investments into accessible infrastructure in Australian public transport.

New lifts and escalators will be installed across six new metro railway stations at Crows Nest, Victoria Cross, Barangaroo, Martin Place, Pitt Street and Waterloo.

Upgrades to the Bankstown line will mean 11 stations between Sydenham and Bankstown will have lifts, which all currently do now.

Sydney Metro is Australia’s first fully automated railway, which will feature the country’s first platform screen doors to keep people and objects away from the tracks and allow trains to get in and out of stations faster.

Each metro station has two spaces for wheelchairs per carriage and two multipurpose areas for prams, luggage and bicycles.


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