Surry Hills to Central power upgrade

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.

Location

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.

Construction updates

14.01.2021
14.01.2021
Monthly notification - Surry Hills power supply upgrade - February 2021
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19.12.2020
19.12.2020
Monthly notification - Surry Hills power supply - January 2021
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07.12.2020
07.12.2020
Construction notification - Surry Hills power supply - Elizabeth Street 24 hour work
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24.11.2020
24.11.2020
Construction notification - Surry Hills power supply start of work - December 2020
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22.10.2020
22.10.2020
Construction notification - Surry Hills power supply route announcement
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Pitt Street Station

Central Station