Major work at Sydney Metro stations escalates


Sydney’s new metro railway stations are coming to life with 42 escalators being installed in eight new stations in the north west.

At Norwest, eight escalators are being installed with military-like precision.

Once assembled at ground level, three cranes were used to lower them into the station below, where the platforms are 21m below the surface.

The escalators are up to 28m long and 12m high and weigh up to 22 tonnes.

They link the street level with the underground concourse then the platforms, taking customers 21m underground where a new metro train will run every four minutes in the peak.

89 tonne bridge lifted into place

Demolition complete at Pitt Street north

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