Upgrades to Sydenham Station have neared completion with a new station entrance and pedestrian concourse opening to the public in the coming weeks.
The upgrades for Sydenham Station are part of the Sydney Metro City & Southwest project and the station is almost ready for Sydney Metro services.
This milestone will be a boost for the local area, providing improved platform access for customers with a new entrance at Burrows Avenue.
Huge progress has also been made on the installation of the new platform screen doors at the station.
The new screen doors will make platforms safer for customers and improve travel efficiency by allowing trains to get in and out of the station much faster. These are due to be completed next month.
Over 6,500 workers have helped complete construction with more than 2.5 million total hours worked at Sydenham since the project started in 2017.
Lifts have been installed at the station as part of the metro project, and work is underway on electricity upgrades to power them.
A 500t crane was used to install the five massive roof canopies for the concourse, which were built during a road closure on Burrows Avenue in 2020 as they were too large to be transported by truck.
When metro services begin in 2024, customers will be able to easily interchange from metro services on platforms 1 and 2 at Sydenham with Sydney Trains services on other platforms.
Customers will also be able to turn up and go, with metro services available every four minutes during peak times.