Canterbury Station receives major makeover
Brand-new lifts have opened at Canterbury Station as upgrades continue to roll out to convert 10 stations along the T3 Bankstown line to metro standards.
The two new lifts make the transport hub fully accessible to all passengers for the first time since the station opened in 1895.
In addition to new lifts, commuters at Canterbury Station are benefiting from new stairs with canopies to get them from the station’s concourse to platform levels, a refurbished plaza area and a new pedestrian ramp to further enhance accessibility at the 128-year-old station.
In the coming months, work at the station will commence on the installation of the mechanical gap filler technology which will bridge the gap between the train and platforms to allow seamless access to metro trains for all commuters.
New lifts will also be operational at Punchbowl, Hurlstone Park and Dulwich Hill before the end of the year, making the stations fully accessible for the first time.
Approximately 70 lifts and 130 escalators will be installed on the Sydney Metro City & Southwest project, from Chatswood into the city and beyond to the southwest.
When the Bankstown to Sydenham section of the Sydney Metro City & Southwest opens in 2025, Canterbury Station will have modern, fast and reliable metro services to Central Station in 16 minutes and to Chatswood in 31 minutes, with interchange no longer required to reach stations in Sydney’s north.
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