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Sydney Metro contracts lift safety and accessibility


A view from the bottom of people going up the escalators at Castle Hill Station. A view from the bottom of people going up the escalators at Castle Hill Station.

More than 60 lifts, 140 escalators, 1300 CCTV cameras and a range of station systems equipment have been ordered for Sydney Metro West as part of two framework contracts.

The Systems Frameworks package, which comprises two contracts, ensures consistency of products and systems along the Sydney Metro West alignment.  

As part of the first contract, Schindler will design, supply, install and maintain about 60 lifts and 140 escalators for the nine new Sydney Metro West stations between the CBD and Westmead.  

The second contract, awarded to Honeywell, includes the design, supply, installation and maintenance of other systems including:

  • Public Address Systems with about 8000 speakers to keep customers informed at all times;  
  • Closed Circuit Television Systems (CCTV System) to ensure safe, fast and reliable services, with about 1300 cameras across the alignment;  
  • Passenger Information Display Systems providing about 120 display boards with up-to-date trip information;  
  • Fire Detection Systems to ensure safety across the alignment; 
  • Building Management Control Systems to supervise operation of the Sydney Metro West stations; and 
  • Electronic Access Control Systems to manage staff security access to operational areas of the stations.   

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