New CBD metro station takes shape
Sydney’s new Pitt Street metro station is taking shape as work powers ahead on the NSW Government’s major transport project, Sydney Metro City and Southwest, ahead of services commencing in 2024.
Premier Dominic Perrottet said the new metro line would provide commuters with turn-up-and-go services every four minutes in peak under the Sydney CBD.
“A transport transformation is taking place deep beneath the surface of Sydney’s CBD with construction on the new City and Southwest metro line rapidly progressing and the new Pitt Street station fast taking shape,” Mr Perrottet said.
“This new metro connection includes five new stations through the CBD alone, as well as an additional two new stations in the city’s north, connecting our city like never before.”
Minister for Transport, Veterans and Western Sydney David Elliott said the transformation of the new metro station was another example of how the Liberal and Nationals Government was delivering when it comes to major transport infrastructure.
“This brand-new station on Pitt Street is taking shape before our very eyes, and will soon become a central hub for public transport commuters in the heart of the CBD,” Mr Elliott said.
“The extent of the modern infrastructure being built below our feet has to be seen to be believed. In 2024 commuters can look forward to jumping on metro services from Pitt Street that will take them to Barangaroo in four minutes, and North Sydney’s Victoria Cross, in seven minutes.”
Sydney Metro Chief Executive Peter Regan said the construction team was making significant headway on the station fit out, with escalator installation progressing, the southern station structure complete, and new platform screen doors already in place.
“Sydneysiders would be amazed at the amount of work already underway at this new landmark station, there will be an easy interchange with other modes of transport and include new bike parking for commuters,” Mr Regan said.
“When Pitt Street station opens in 2024, commuters will have access to two entrances on Park Street to the north and Bathurst Street to the south.”
Five of six escalators at the Pitt Street station south site are installed, with the final escalator on the south site to be installed by the end of the year.
A further eight escalators will be installed on the Pitt Street station north site over coming months, and façade and fit out of the south station structure will continue into the new year.
A total of 117 façade panels are being installed at the south site – weighing between 1.7 tonnes and 11 tonnes each.
Sydney Metro is Australia’s biggest public transport project. By 2030, Sydney will have a network of four metro lines, 46 stations and 113km of new metro rail.