New Waterloo Station 95 per cent complete
The Opal gates are installed and train testing is underway as Waterloo Station prepares to open its doors to passengers next year.
Waterloo is one of the six new stations that make up the transformative Sydney Metro City & Southwest line that spans from Chatswood in the north, before heading under the harbour, through Sydney’s CBD and onto Sydenham.
Work at the station is 95 per cent complete, with all four new lifts and seven escalators commissioned and ready to move passengers between street level and the platforms, which sit 25 metres below ground. The last of the station signs are being fitted to ensure easy navigation for commuters at the brand-new, fully accessible station.
The focus for the 100 workers on site each day will now turn to completing the main station entrance on the corner of Cope and Raglan Streets.
When Waterloo Station opens next year, it will take pressure off Redfern and Green Square stations and provide fast, safe and reliable journeys to Central in two minutes, Barangaroo in eight minutes and to North Sydney in 11 minutes.
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