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Bella Vista station soaring ahead

07.08.2017

The Bella Vista station canopy being installed.

Bella Vista’s new metro railway station is taking shape with the iconic station canopy being installed in a precision engineering operation.

The canopy, with a design inspired by the local blue gum leaf, is one of two that will be built at Bella Vista.

The canopies are at the two station entries and are about 36 long and 34m wide, standing about 11m above the station concourse level.

They are each made from about 100 tonnes of steel, with glass, timber panelling and lighting then installed.

Each canopy is installed in seven major sections over about four days, with cranes and workers putting the pieces together with precision in the air above.

The canopies provide a sheltered entry point for customers and will include public facilities like ATMs, Opal ticket machines and gates, toilets, parent rooms and customer information. Customers will then head through the Opal gates to either lifts or escalators to the station platforms below.

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