Major Projects & Infrastructure, Operations & Maintenance, Passenger Rail

Systems almost go for Sydenham Station

Sydenham Station in Sydney’s Inner West is one step closer to being ready for metro services, with a new station entrance and a new pedestrian concourse opening to the public in the coming weeks as part of the Sydney Metro City & Southwest project.

The station will be fully upgraded with lifts and level access between the platforms. Sydenham Station platforms one and two will be upgraded to Sydney Metro standards, including the installation of platform screen doors. Existing platforms three, four, five and six will continue to be used by trains operating on the Sydney Trains network.

The station will also have new pedestrian crossings, fully accessible bus stops, new pedestrian plazas and new crossover facilities for metro trains, as it shapes up to serve new driverless trains.

Progress has also been made on the installation of the new platform screen doors at the station, ready for metro services. The new screen doors will make platforms safer for customers and improve travel efficiency by allowing trains to get in and out of the station much faster. These are due to be completed next month.

Commuters will be able to easily interchange from metro services on platforms one and two at Sydenham with Sydney Trains services on other platforms. Customers will also be able to turn up and go, with metro services available every four minutes during peak times.

Lifts have been installed at the station as part of the metro project, and work is underway on electricity upgrades to power them. A 500-tonne crane was used to install the five massive roof canopies for the concourse, which were built during a road closure on Burrows Avenue in 2020 as they were too large to be transported by truck.

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.

More than 6500 workers have been inducted onto site with more than 2.5 million total hours worked at Sydenham since the project started.

The Sydenham Station will begin services in 2024.