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Central Walk to improve public transport links

Published: 22 March 2017
A new underground concourse at Central Station will better connect passengers to trains, buses, light rail and the new Sydney Metro.

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Central Walk will be a wide, accessible and modern pedestrian link from the eastern side of Central Station. It will link the new light rail stop to the new Sydney Metro platforms with direct access to existing suburban platforms.

The main features of Central Walk include:

  • a 19-metre wide tunnel from Chalmers Street, linking to new metro platforms under Central
  • new, easy access points to Sydney Trains platforms 16 to 23
  • escalators directly to suburban platforms for the first time
  • boosting capacity at Central to cater for the expected 66 per cent increase in daily customer demand.

Transport and Infrastructure Minister Andrew Constance said Central Walk would cater for the expected growth in customers at Central. More than 250,000 people use Central every day, with that number predicted to rise to 450,000 in the next two decades.

“Customers tell us they want better and more convenient links,” Mr Constance said.

“This project will create new entrances and easier interchanges for everyone.”

The tender process to deliver the new Sydney Metro at Central Station, as well as Central Walk, started today with expressions of interest called for the Central Station Main Works contract as part of the Sydney Metro City & Southwest project.

Construction is expected to start in 2018. Central Walk will be delivered at the same time as the new Sydney Metro platforms to reduce disruptions to customers and provide better value for money.

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