22
Dec

Extra station entrance approved and Sydney Metro work continues at North Sydney

22.12.2017

Victoria Cross Station aerial view.

An extra, fully-accessible entrance to Sydney Metro’s new Victoria Cross Station at North Sydney has been given the go-ahead.

Community feedback has again helped to refine Sydney Metro, with this second entrance at the north of the station set to boost connectivity for customers in North Sydney, making Sydney Metro an even easier experience for customers.

Planning approval has been received for the new entrance at 50 McLaren Street in North Sydney. The entrance was proposed in June this year following community feedback.

This new entrance will make North Sydney even more connected, giving customers easy access to Sydney Metro from places like the Mater Hospital, North Sydney Oval and North Sydney Boys High School.

It will also deliver a more convenient interchange point for customers using local bus services on Miller Street.

Work is already well underway in Miller Street at North Sydney, with three buildings - the tallest, 18 storeys – being removed to make way for the new Victoria Cross Station, one of the 31 metro stations on Sydney’s new 66km rail system.

Two of the buildings being removed at Victoria Cross Station are now down to levels six and four, while work is still underway to remove a substation and other structures at another site.

Geotechnical, soil and utilities Investigations are being carried out on both Victoria Cross sites, including relocation of some utilities at the station site.

To help minimise the impact of works, Sydney Metro is using state-of-the-art equipment - pulverisers and concrete shears attached to excavators are used wherever possible to grind away buildings, significantly cutting the noise levels generated by traditional hydraulic hammering.

Excavators have been craned as high as 54 metres to the top of the buildings, from where they are safely demolishing them from the top down.

Major demolition work is expected to finish in the first half of 2018.

Once demolition and excavation work is complete, work will start on the construction of the twin railway tunnels and new stations, with the first of five tunnel boring machines in the ground before the end of next year.

The Victoria Cross south site will be excavated to 26 metres below the surface and the new north entrance to about 40 metres below ground to where the new twin metro rail tunnels will be built.

Transport for NSW has also received planning approval to move a planned substation from Butchers Lane in Artarmon into the Artarmon Industrial Area, following community feedback.

Sydney Metro services start in the first half of 2019 on the Sydney Metro Northwest project, with metro rail to be extended in 2024 under Sydney Harbour, through the CBD and beyond to Bankstown.
An extra, fully-accessible entrance to Sydney Metro’s new Victoria Cross Station at North Sydney has been given the go-ahead.

Community feedback has again helped to refine Sydney Metro, with this second entrance at the north of the station set to boost connectivity for customers in North Sydney, making Sydney Metro an even easier experience for customers.

Planning approval has been received for the new entrance at 50 McLaren Street in North Sydney. The entrance was proposed in June this year following community feedback.

This new entrance will make North Sydney even more connected, giving customers easy access to Sydney Metro from places like the Mater Hospital, North Sydney Oval and North Sydney Boys High School.

It will also deliver a more convenient interchange point for customers using local bus services on Miller Street.

Work is already well underway in Miller Street at North Sydney, with three buildings - the tallest, 18 storeys – being removed to make way for the new Victoria Cross Station, one of the 31 metro stations on Sydney’s new 66km rail system.

Two of the buildings being removed at Victoria Cross Station are now down to levels six and four, while work is still underway to remove a substation and other structures at another site.

Geotechnical, soil and utilities Investigations are being carried out on both Victoria Cross sites, including relocation of some utilities at the station site.

To help minimise the impact of works, Sydney Metro is using state-of-the-art equipment - pulverisers and concrete shears attached to excavators are used wherever possible to grind away buildings, significantly cutting the noise levels generated by traditional hydraulic hammering.

Excavators have been craned as high as 54 metres to the top of the buildings, from where they are safely demolishing them from the top down.

Major demolition work is expected to finish in the first half of 2018.

Once demolition and excavation work is complete, work will start on the construction of the twin railway tunnels and new stations, with the first of five tunnel boring machines in the ground before the end of next year.

The Victoria Cross south site will be excavated to 26 metres below the surface and the new north entrance to about 40 metres below ground to where the new twin metro rail tunnels will be built.

Transport for NSW has also received planning approval to move a planned substation from Butchers Lane in Artarmon into the Artarmon Industrial Area, following community feedback.

Sydney Metro services start in the first half of 2019 on the Sydney Metro Northwest project, with metro rail to be extended in 2024 under Sydney Harbour, through the CBD and beyond to Bankstown.

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