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The Bays Station

Main site features

The Bays Station will deliver rail to the area for the first time, providing critical connections to the Sydney CBD and the western suburbs. The Bays Station will act as a catalyst for the long awaited renewal of the area.

Location

The Bays Station will be located between Glebe Island and White Bay Power Station. It will provide direct access to the future Bays Waterfront Promenade, which would run north to south along White Bay.

Access and entry

There will be one new station entrance to the south of White Bay, near the proposed future Bays Waterfront Promenade.

Construction

The Bays road relocation works

Sydney Metro completed road relocation works at The Bays, ensuring reliability of the road network ahead of future work to transform The Bays.

Rozelle/Iron Cove Power Supply Route

New underground cables from Rozelle substation to the future metro station at The Bays will provide a dedicated power supply to the Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) for Sydney Metro West. Work on the Iron Cove/Rozelle power supply began in mid-July 2021 and is planned to be completed in early 2022.

These works include:

  • non-intrusive survey work
  • establishing traffic controls and construction areas
  • removing concrete and asphalt with road saw
  • excavating trenches and removing excavated material
  • installing conduits to hold the new cables
  • installing concrete pits
  • backfilling and reinstating the excavated area.
Station excavation and tunnelling

In July 2021, Sydney Metro awarded Acciona Construction Australia Pty Ltd and Ferrovial Construction (Australia) Pty Ltd Joint Venture the contract to deliver 11 kilometres of twin metro rail tunnels between Sydney Olympic Park and The Bays.

At The Bays these works include:

  • site establishment and demolition – installing hoarding, demolishing buildings, protecting and/or relocating utilities, transport network modifications, conducting investigations, installing staff facilities and services to the construction site, installing piles and initial excavation
  • excavating the station box – to a depth of 30 metres (approximately 10 storeys)
  • launching two tunnel boring machines from the excavated station box
  • providing tunnelling support – storage of excavated material, ventilation, grout batching and water treatment
  • removing excavated material – via trucks.

Planning update

Sydney Metro is seeking approval for further major civil construction work, including station excavation and tunnelling, between The Bays and Sydney CBD.

The Environmental Impact Statement for major civil construction between The Bays and Sydney CBD planning document is now on public exhibition until 15 December 2021. You can find out more by visiting our virtual engagement room.

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