As part of Sydney Metro City & Southwest, a new traction power system is required, including new substations and power supply cables. This includes a new high voltage (33kv) power supply cable between Canterbury and Campsie Station.
Traction power is an electricity network designed to supply train networks. The Sydney Metro network traction power system will be separated and operate independently from the Sydney Trains network.
The new power cable will run from the Ausgrid electrical substation near Pat O’Conner Reserve, Canterbury to the new traction substation near Campsie Station.
The cable will run predominantly underneath the roadway, to avoid impacts to properties in the area. There will also be a section underneath Pat O’Conner Reserve in Canterbury.