Surry Hills to Central power upgrade
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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 in Surry Hills.
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 on Little Albion Street to Central Station. From Central, the cable will run inside the Sydney Metro tunnel to a new traction substation at Waterloo.
The cable will run predominantly underneath the roadway, to avoid impacts to properties in the area.
Planning and compliance
The Chatswood to Sydenham Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) covers the construction and operation of the Sydney Metro rail line from Chatswood to Sydenham.
The EIS was on public exhibition from 11 May to 27 June 2016 and received more than 300 submissions. The Minister for Planning approved the Chatswood to Sydenham EIS on 9 January 2017.
Systems Connect is a Joint Venture (JV) between CPB Contractors and UGL Engineering. The JV has been contracted to convert the excavated tunnel into a working railway for Sydney Metro City & Southwest. Line-wide work includes the permanent systems, services and building works required for metro trains to travel through the Sydney Metro City & Southwest tunnels.
For more information see City & Southwest planning and compliance documentationor Sydney Metro City & Southwest Line-wide Works to find out more about our major contractors involved in the project.
If you are having difficulty locating a document, please contact the City & Southwest project at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our 24-hour community information line on 1800 171 386.