First look inside Barangaroo Metro Station
The new Sydney Metro station at Barangaroo is taking shape 30 metres underground, as a major new contract is awarded to build the station and its entrance next to Nawi Cove.
Minister for Transport and Roads Andrew Constance met with workers at Barangaroo today, taking a first look at where the station box has been excavated and the crossover cavern where trains can switch tracks has been carved out.
“The excavation stage is complete after an incredible two years of work to remove about 650,000 tonnes of dirt and rock, enough to fill almost 100 Olympic swimming pools. The result is fantastic, and now we’re ready to build the station itself,” Mr Constance said.
“When the station opens as part of the Sydney Metro City & Southwest in 2024, customers will benefit from fast travel times to Barangaroo of about 44 minutes from Rouse Hill, 26 minutes from Belmore, 24 minutes from Epping and just three minutes from Victoria Cross Station.
“The station will transform access to the Walsh Bay Arts and Cultural precinct, as well as providing easy access to nearby residential, commercial and entertainment areas and the ferry hub, while taking pressure off Wynyard and Martin Place stations.”
The fit out will create 300 jobs at the peak of construction. Across the Sydney Metro City & Southwest, more than 5,000 people are currently working on the project; about 50,000 will have worked on the project by the time it is complete.
The $217 million contract has been awarded to BESIX Watpac and includes the station fit out, building a station entrance next to Nawi Cove and upgrading Hickson Road, including improvements to pedestrian and cyclist safety, lifts and escalators to the platforms.
At Nawi Cove and along Hickson Road, there will be new footpaths, trees, lighting, bike parking and street furniture, as well as a new separated cycle link.
Construction of the station fit out will start in October 2021. Due to the massive scale of the Sydney Metro project, final individual contract values may vary.