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Excavation begins for Olympic Park station

Building of Sydney Olympic Park metro station has reached a huge milestone, with large-scale excavation now underway.

Construction of the 200-metre-long, 37m-wide, and 27m-deep station box has started and will take around 13 months to complete.

To construct the station box, a total of 468,000 tonnes of rock and soil will be excavated, equivalent to 78 Olympic swimming pools.

Once the station box is complete, it will be used as the extraction site for four of the six tunnel boring machines used to construct the twin tunnels for Sydney Metro West.

Sydney Olympic Park metro station will be located to the south of the existing Olympic Park Station and provide easy interchange with the planned Parramatta Light Rail, the T7 Olympic Park Line, and buses.

Excavation has started on the station boxes for Sydney Metro West stations at The Bays, Burwood North and Sydney Olympic Park. The first tunnel boring machine will arrive at Sydney Olympic Park in late 2024 after tunnelling 11 kilometres from The Bays.

When passenger services start in 2030, fast and reliable metro services will take customers from Sydney Olympic Park to the Sydney CBD in 15 minutes and to Parramatta metro station in five minutes.