Contractor progresses with Sydenham Station Upgrade

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Contractors John Holland and Laing O’Rourke have installed five large roof canopies at Sydenham Station.

In a major construction operation, the canopies weighing more than 20 tonnes, each have been installed.

A 500 tonne crane installed the canopies, which were built during a road closure on Burrows Avenue as they were too large to be transported by truck.

These will make up the new pedestrian concourse that will transform the station, being upgraded as part of Sydney Metro.

More than 400 people worked around the clock for over two weeks to deliver the work.

The new pedestrian concourse will connect the two new plaza entrances to the station on Railway Parade and Burrows Avenue.

Contractors have also completed more than three kilometres of overhead wiring, as part of the remodelling of Sydenham Junction. Around 50 kilometres of new signal cabling has been installed and 6000 tonnes of new track ballast has been delivered to site.

Platforms 1 and 2 are now closed so they can be upgraded to Sydney Metro platforms, including the installation of platform screen door technology.

Customers on the T3 Bankstown Line will use platforms 3 and 4 at Sydenham until Sydney Metro opens in 2024.

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