John Holland and Laing O’Rourke Win Contract for Sydney Metro Station


A joint venture partnership between John Holland and Laing O’Rourke has been awarded a contract for upgrade works on Sydney Metro's Sydenham Station.

The partnership will be responsible for delivering the station for Sydney Metro -- a $240 million which will allow Sydenham Station to be able to operate as part of the new Metro, including signalling works, utility relocations and train control systems installation.

“The Sydenham upgrade project will help support economic and social development in Sydney, and improve the ease with which people move around in their day-to-day lives," John Holland chief executive officer Joe Barr said.

"We have already been chosen to work with the Government on the new harbour rail crossing for Sydney Metro City & Southwest.

“More than 100 people will be employed on the project, creating jobs and opportunities on the southern fringe of Sydney’s CBD," he said.

Laing O’Rourke Australia Hub Managing Director Cathal O’Rourke said the company is currently engaged on a number of projects across the Sydney Trains network, all of which are delivering an improved experience for commuters.

“This city-shaping project is a critical part of the transformation of the overall Sydney Metro project, and the key meeting point of the new Sydney Metro and existing Sydney Trains networks.”

Work is scheduled to begin at Sydenham in 2018.

The end result of the station is expected to include:

  • New pedestrian plazas on Burrows Road and Railway Parade
  • Platforms 1 and 2 converted to Sydney Metro standards including platform screen doors and new canopies
  • A new aerial concourse over the existing platforms with lifts and stairs to each platform
  • New station buildings at the new Railway Parade concourse
  • A new services and equipment building, located within the rail corridor, north-east of the new concourse on Railway Parade
  • Fully accessible bus stops on Railway Parade and Burrows Avenue
  • New pedestrian crossings on Georges Street, Burrows Avenue and Railway and Lower Railway Parades
  • New signage and wayfinding
  • New taxi and kiss-and-ride bays on Burrows Avenue
  • Bike parking on Railway Parade and Burrows Avenue
  • New crossover facilities for metro trains, north and south of the station.

Customers at Sydenham Station will have a new air-conditioned metro train every four minutes in the peak. Sydenham Station is currently serviced by eight trains an hour in the morning peak.

The station will be fully upgraded with lifts and level access between the platforms and trains Sydenham Station platforms 1 and 2 will be upgraded to Sydney Metro standards, including the installation of platform screen doors.

Existing platforms 3, 4, 5 and 6 will continue to be used by trains operating on the Sydney Trains network.

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