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Sep

Safeguarding underground platforms at Bankstown

08.09.2017

Sydney Metro Bankstown Station.

The new Bankstown Station will be future-proofed for potential underground platforms as part of its design revealed today.

The NSW Government has released the design for the new station, which will be upgraded to Sydney Metro standards as part of Australia’s biggest public transport project.

The design allows for the construction of potential underground platforms as further solutions are explored for a revitalised Bankstown town centre.

Transport for NSW, the Department of Planning and Environment and Canterbury-Bankstown Council will work together to develop an Integrated Town Centre Master Plan to improve pedestrian access and amenity through the precinct.

Transport for NSW has safeguarded the potential for underground platforms as part of an alternative design for the station, and will work with council and the community to develop a master plan for the area.

The NSW Government will soon release the Environmental Impact Statement for the Sydenham to Bankstown section of Sydney Metro.

With Sydney Metro, customers at Bankstown are set to get a new air-conditioned trained every four minutes in the peak, level access between platforms and trains, and direct connections to employment and education precincts like Barangaroo, North Sydney and Macquarie University.

Sydney Metro services to Bankstown will start in 2024.

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