Transport link to waterfront precinct taking shape as community has first look


Travel to the Barangaroo precinct will soon be even easier, with the new metro station making strides ahead of fast and reliable metro services starting on the Sydney Metro City and Southwest line next year.

Construction of the station platforms and concourse area are nearing completion, with the platform screen doors and terrazzo flooring on both levels now installed. Station signage is being fitted on both levels and Opal gates are in place and being commissioned.

The new station opened its doors today for a community open day, allowing passengers to have their first look before the station opens in 2024.

In this fully accessible station, all 10 escalators are currently undergoing testing and commissioning. Two of the 5 lifts are working and ready to go, while the remaining 3 are finishing off testing, ready to take customers 25 metres underground to the platform levels.

More than 7700 Sydney sandstone panels have been installed throughout the station, along with the artwork on the cladding by artist Khaled Sabsabi called ‘In time we shall’. The artwork relates to the native tree species used in the Barangaroo headland.

Above ground, upgrades are progressing on nearby Hickson Road and the public domain surrounding the station with new footpaths, landscaping, lighting and bike facilities.

To date, more than 5000 people have worked over 1.3 million hours to build the new station.

This new transport link will provide unrivalled access to the exceptional art, entertainment and cultural offerings of this new precinct.

By 2036, it is anticipated thousands of customers will exit the metro station daily to explore Barangaroo with the surge in visitors supporting job creation and providing an economic boost for businesses in the area.

When metro services start next year, this key part of the city will be unlocked with fast travel times – Barangaroo to Martin Place in 2 minutes and under the harbour to Victoria Cross in the city’s north in just 3 minutes.

Find out more about Barangaroo station.

Minister for Transport Jo Haylen said:

“We’re delivering Barangaroo’s first-ever rail connection, linking passengers to Sydney’s growing waterfront precinct and providing high-quality public transport access to Sydney Harbour.

“This station will be a game-changer for workers, visitors and residents, who will benefit from a world-class metro at their doorstep with improved connectivity to wider Sydney.

“From 2024, Barangaroo station will alleviate congestion at Wynyard and Martin Place train stations and improve access to the northern part of the Sydney CBD and The Rocks for locals and tourists alike.

“It’s wonderful to welcome the community into this fantastic new station to see for the first time what it will look like when it opens to passengers in 2024.”

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