NSW to launch station upgrades on Sydney Metro’s Bankstown line

New South Wales Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, and Minister for Transport, Andrew Constance, revealed the concept designs for major station upgrades that will make travel easier and faster for passenger in Sydney. South West Sydney rail customers will be able to start using upgraded stations from 2020, four years ahead of schedule, as the Bankstown Line is transformed to Sydney Metro standards.
“Work starts from next year to make big improvements to the stations, including making them fully accessible, with all stations to have level access between the platform and trains,” Berejiklian said.
Under the Bankstown line upgrade, the government has confirmed that the project will include new entrances at upgraded stations, new public plazas to create open space, heritage station buildings to be incorporated into modern designs, train services more than tripled at stations like Dulwich Hill, Hurlstone Park, Canterbury and Wiley Park, a brand new concourse connecting Metro to Light Rail at Dulwich Hill and the first stages on a new active transport corridor to be delivered as part of the project.
The community can now have its say on the Marrickville to Bankstown upgrade with the Environmental Impact Statement open for feedback until 8 November 2017. As part of the upgrade, South West Sydney customers will have new and direct access to major CBD metro stations and beyond, including Martin Place, Pitt Street, Barangaroo, Victoria Cross in North Sydney, Chatswood and Macquarie Park.
When Sydney Metro services start in 2024, there will be 15 trains an hour at all stations during the peak, with plenty of room to grow in the future.
To complete major upgrades, Sydney Metro will take advantage of the four annual scheduled maintenance closures of the Bankstown Line to do upgrade work. Additional periodic closures will be scheduled around quieter travel times like nights, weekends and school holidays to minimise impacts.

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