The largest escalator in the Southern Hemisphere at one of Australia’s busiest stations

Sydney’s Central Station is an important interchange connecting suburban, intercity and regional railway services, buses, coaches and light rail, in the Southern Hemisphere as part of a breakthrough transformation to Australia’s busiest railway station. We have installed the longest escalator.

The nine escalators are 45 meters long and each weigh more than 26 tons.

At a price of $ 955 million ($ 682 million), New South Wales Prime Minister Dominique Perotet said working at an iconic train station will transform public transport services.

“The upgrade to Central Station will create more than 5,500 jobs in four years of construction and will bring the greatest improvement to the station in decades,” Perotet said in a February 8 release.

“This city-building work is the result of extraordinary engineering and construction. This metro railway station is delivered underwater in Central, but existing train services continue on.”

As an underground link for customers, Construction excavated a cave 27 meters underground and installed an additional 540 square meters of open space with an Australian canopy.

“The roof of this deformed pedestrian trail made in Hunter Valley is 16 meters above the ground and weighs 330 tonnes,” said Minister of Transport and Veteran David Elliott.

A unique challenge in railroad refurbishment was the fusion of old and new.

The station has a long and rich history, with classic-inspired buildings of sandstone and brick structures.

The architects Woods Bagot and John McCaslan + Partners behind the upgrade said the construction would unleash the clarity of the historic building.

In a statement, John McAslan said, “As part of a plan to amplify Central Station as an icon of Sydney, we will introduce elements that will influence the new architecture and emphasize the characteristics of the important heritage of the station 112 years ago. I will. “

John McAslan + Partners was also involved in the restoration of London’s 170-year-old King’s Cross station. The station serves 150,000 passengers a day and is award-winning for its innovative and contemporary design.

The new escalator will open later this year and the new metro platform will be operational in 2024.

Jesse Chan


Jessie Zhang is a Sydney-based journalist who reports on Australian news. She holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce and music. Contact her at [email protected]

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