Here’s the first look at Sydney’s new state-of-the-art metro railway stations. Two life-size station models, an underground station and above-ground concourse, have been built for official testing in the North West.
“We’re taking Sydney’s new metro stations out for a test drive to make sure we deliver the best experience possible for commuters – it’s another example of making sure our customers are at the centre this project,” NSW Transport Minister Andrew Constance said.
“These prototypes are a valuable development tool in finalising station designs and have been used in other major infrastructure projects like Crossrail in London.”
Key customer features showcased by the prototypes include:
- Sample platform screen doors at the underground station, showing how this Australian-first safety feature keeps people and objects away from the tracks, also allowing trains to get in and out of stations much faster;
- Working Opal gates and machines;
- Escalators and lifts, station and platform security cameras, video help points, toilets, signage and wayfinding;
- Final finishes like paving, 100 per cent LED lighting and the distinctive energy efficient leaf-design of the above-ground station roofs.
Sydney Metro Project Director Rodd Staples said: “Everything about the design and planning of Sydney Metro Northwest has been considered from the customer’s point of view – from their decision to catch the train in the first place to the end of their journey.”