Victoria Cross Station powers up
The power is on at the first of seven underground Sydney Metro City & Southwest stations marking the next step in getting ready for customers in 2024.
Following the recent completion of all track laying through the tunnels, high voltage power systems needed to operate Victoria Cross Station have now been installed, tested and commissioned.
Almost seven kilometres of high voltage power cables were laid in the station. A further 80 kilometres of low-voltage electricity cables and eight kilometres of communications cables are being laid within the station precinct.
This comes as the final high voltage cables required to power metro services between Chatswood and Sydenham were installed.
More than 95 kilometres of high voltage copper cables have been installed to provide power to all stations.
Once these cables are turned on, they will supply power to all electrical equipment in the station buildings, cross passages and trackside equipment, as well as powering the trains.
The power to the rest of the stations will be turned on in the coming months, ready for testing and commissioning of new trains in 2023 and services commencing through the city in 2024.
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