Upgrades to Sydenham Station are nearing completion ahead of the first metro services arriving at the station in 2024.
The station will be fully upgraded with lifts and level access between the platforms and trains Sydenham Station platforms one and two will be upgraded to Sydney Metro standards, including the installation of platform screen doors.
The station entrance at Burrows Road opened to the public in mid-2022, along with a new pedestrian concourse that will provide an easy interchange between metro and heavy rail services.
Four new lifts were also installed and will be operational next year to take customers from the concourse to Sydney Trains platforms and Sydney Metro Platform one.
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All 340 metres of platform screen doors are installed on the new metro platforms 1 and 2, which had to be extended by 180 metres to accommodate the metro trains. Initial testing of the doors has been completed, with integration testing underway as part of the comprehensive train testing program.
Outside the station, Sydney Metro has delivered additional bike parking, public art, new pedestrian crossings, fully accessible bus stops, and taxi and kiss and ride bays.
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.
It is expected that by 2026, more than 11,900 commuters will travel through Sydenham Station each day.
In 2024, Sydney will have 31 metro railway stations and a 66 kilometre 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.