Works on the Western Sydney Airport metro line are powering ahead, with one kilometre worth of elevated viaduct now built for the 23-kilometre metro line.
In total, 3.5 kilometres of elevated viaduct will be installed during the construction phase. Three viaduct structures make up the combined 3.5-kilometre section of the alignment that will take metro services over key locations. More than 1100 segments will be manufactured on the NSW Central Coast for the viaduct structures, which will be supported by 84 piers located every 28 to 40 metres.
This comes as works continue on the new Luddenham Station, one of six new stations for the metro railway line that will connect people visiting the new international airport. Construction will begin on the Luddenham Station next month, including the concrete pour.
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The new Luddenham Station will be the only station situated on a viaduct.
Minister for Transport Jo Haylen said the new rail line would become a “transport spine” for the growing region.
“People will be able to step off a plane and onto a train as soon as the airport opens its doors,” Haylen said.
“When complete, Luddenham Station will deliver a rail service to the future research, innovation and commercial precinct in Luddenham and provide world-class travel for people in an area with limited public transport options.”