The planning process has started to deliver Central Walk – a new underground concourse at Central Station that will better connect passengers to trains, buses, light rail and the new Sydney Metro.
Central Walk is the first step in the revitalisation of Central Station. Main features include:
- A 19m wide tunnel from Chalmers Street linking to new Sydney 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
The Chatswood to Sydenham section of Sydney Metro received planning approval in January 2017.
A planning modification has been lodged with the NSW Department of Planning and Environment to incorporate the changes.
Central Walk will be delivered at the same time as the new Sydney Metro platforms, with construction expected to begin in 2018.