Construction of metro platforms underway at Central
26 October, 2018

Sydney Metro has started construction on the new underground metro platforms at Central Station, beginning with the closure of platforms 13, 14 and 15.

Temporary safety fencing is now installed around the perimeter of these closed platforms with intercity train services diverted to other available platforms. This has allowed the construction team to remove overhead wiring, complete service routing and install train signalling and communications cabling.

Demolition of platforms 13, 14 and 15, including roof canopies and structures on or above platforms 12, 13, 14 and 15, are scheduled to be complete before the end of the year. Work has also started on pile foundations for the five-level basement structure which will support the metro platforms.

The future metro platforms will be located approximately 27 metres below platforms 13, 14 and 15.

Transport for NSW has contracted Laing O’Rourke to deliver the new Sydney Metro platforms under Central Station and the landmark Central Walk - a new 19 metre-wide underground concourse from Chalmers Street, connecting customers to suburban rail platforms, Sydney Metro platforms, the new light rail and buses.

During October, site investigations are being undertaken to prepare for the demolition of 20-28 Chalmers Street. This will be the site of a new entrance to Central Walk, providing direct access to Central Station from Chalmers Street in Surry Hills.

These site investigations are being completed during standard construction hours (Monday - Friday, 7am - 6pm and Saturday 8am - 1pm).

Structural demolition is scheduled for early 2019.

Find out more about construction of the new Chalmers Street entrance at Central

A free community forum regarding upcoming works at 20-28 Chalmers Street will be held 4:30-7:30pm, Wednesday 7 November at Haven Café (30-34 Chalmers Street, Surry Hills).

Work will include demolition of the building to enable construction of the new Chalmers Street entrance to Central Station. The team will be available to answer questions and discuss how the work will be undertaken.

For catering purposes, please register before Thursday 1 November via Eventbrite and search for ‘Sydney Metro’ or, email

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