Downer wins new $107m contract to upgrade three Sydney Metro stations

Monica Gameng   |   February 24, 2021
Dulwich Station (cr: Sydney Metro)

Three metro stations on the more than 125-year-old T3 Bankstown Line – between Sydenham and Bankstown – in New South Wales are due to be upgraded soon following the awarding of a new $107 million contract to Downer EDI Works Pty Ltd. 

Under this contract award, Downer will be upgrading the Dulwich Hill, Campsie and Punchbowl stations as part of the Sydney Metro City & Southwest development. 

This contract is in addition to the $98 million contract awarded earlier this month for upgrades to Wiley Park, Hurlstone Park and Belmore stations. 

“These contracts recognise Downer’s proven performance in station construction,” Downer’s Executive General Manager Infrastructure Projects Mark Macay said. 

Sydney_Metro_package_5_and_6_905Source: Downer EDI

Scope of works for the new contract will include: 

  • Upgrading and re-levelling existing platforms to provide level access to the new fully air-conditioned metro trains – no more step into the train for customers 
  • A new covered aerial footbridge with lifts and stairs at Dulwich Hill Station connecting Bedford Crescent and Ewart Lane to the existing platform 
  • A new plaza to the southern side of Dulwich Hill Station 
  • New lifts at Punchbowl Station connecting the existing concourse to platform level 
  • Upgrades to Campsie Station forecourt to improve connection to Beamish Street 
  • New family accessible toilets at Dulwich Hill and Punchbowl stations 
  • Upgrades to stations like painting, improved lighting, tiling and paving 
  • Upgrades to security fencing adjacent to each station, including installation of anti-throw screens to existing overbridges adjacent to each station 
  • Improvements to interchanges including bike parking, taxi spaces, kiss and ride and accessible parking 

This project will also include preparing the stations for the installation of platform screen doors. These screen doors are glass safety barriers that will keep people and objects such as prams away from the tracks. These safety barriers are being used in Australia on Sydney Metro for the first time. 

Better metro services will begin running on the upgraded Bankstown Line by 2024, with trains every four minutes in each direction during peak times. 

Source: Downer EDISydney Metro 

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