Over the next 10 years the More Trains, More Services program will transform Sydney’s busiest train lines with more services through digital systems, infrastructure upgrades, and more new trains.
As part of the MTMS works, to accommodate changes to operations of the T4 line, station upgrades are required to ensure customers receive an increased level of safety and comfort, one of the major features of the upgrades included extending the platform canopy to enable better passenger spread along the platform, to reduce dwell times and improve timetable reliability.
Initial work on the canopy extensions on platforms 3 and 4 has begun with potholing, saw cutting and excavation for concrete footings for the new canopies. With safety for Sydney Trains staff and customers always a priority all footings have custom designed temporary footing covers installed.
The full scope of works for the Wolli Creek extension includes:
- extending the canopy to cover almost the entire length of Platform 3 and 4
- additional CCTV and lighting for improved safety and security
- more customer seating along the platform
- additional digital information boards and passenger announcement system to keep customers informed about departing train services in real time.
Degnan has started the Design and Construction planning, in line with Heritage NSW conditions and requirements, to extend the platform canopies on Arncliffe Station.
Arncliffe Station is one of the few remaining original buildings in the metropolitan area and one of the best examples of suburban station architecture from the boom period of railway construction between 1870 and 1880.
The canopy extensions will encourage commuters to use the full length of the platform in all weather conditions, to ease platform congestion during busy times.
Construction is expected to begin in mid-2021.
Degnan are delivering works under the More Trains More Services (MTMS) program including the design and construction of canopy upgrades to Arncliffe and Wolli Creek Stations.
- New structural steel canopies with associated foundations and roofing
- Connection and upgrade to existing stormwater systems
- Provision of new electrical boards for lighting
- Expansion of the Public Announcement Systems and hearing loops
- Upgraded CCTV coverage
- Staging of works to maintain station operations with use of available track possessions
- Providing sustainable design and construction outcomes
- Consider whole of life costs and maintainability
- Incorporating and managing heritage requirements for Arncliffe Station