The NSW government has awarded construction company, AW Edwards, a $370 million contract to build Crows Nest Station.
AW Edwards has experience with Sydney rail projects as they have previously built four stations on the Epping to Chatswood railway line which now forms part of the Metro North West Line.
Crows Nest Station is one of the six new metro stations being built on the Sydney Metro City and Southwest project. Sydney Metro’s tunnelling contractor has already excavated the site to its final depth of 25 metres.
The station will include two entrances, footpaths, lighting, retail space, improvements to pedestrian and cyclist safety as well as works for enabling future over station developments.
The $370 million contract includes:
- The fit-out and construction of the station including two entrances, one on the Pacific Highway between Oxley Street and Hume Street and the other on Clarke Street near the corner of Hume Street.
- Retail spaces near the Clarke Street entry and future retail opportunities at ground level along the Pacific Highway.
- Installation of escalators and lifts to the underground platforms as well as public domain works including footpaths, street tree planting, lighting and street furniture.
- New pedestrian lights to cross the Pacific Highway on the northern side of Oxley Street and new pedestrian crossings on Clarke and Hume Streets.
- All-new bike markings on Hume Street, Pacific Highway, Clarke Street and Oxley Street and a Hume Street bi-directional separated cycle link from Clarke Street to Nicholson Street.
- New kiss and ride and point to point transport bays close to the station as well as the installation of wayfinding and Sydney Metro information signage.
- Upgraded Hume Street interaction with cycling crossing and increased pedestrian capacity.
Minister for Transport, Andrew Constance welcomed the project and the hundreds of jobs it would bring to New South Wales.
“The new Crows Nest Station will transform how customers travel, with air-conditioned, driverless trains every four minutes in each direction in peak times,” Mr Constance said.
“Hundreds of new jobs will be created throughout the life of the project, with more than 300 workers on-site during peak phases of construction activity.”
Crows Nest Station will be the first stop for the metro services leaving Chatswood and heading towards the Sydney CBD once the Sydney Metro is extended from the North West in 2024.
Once complete, customers will benefit from faster travel times – just four minutes to Chatswood, five minutes to Barangaroo and seven minutes to Martin Place.
Construction of Crows Nest Station will begin in January 2021 and is expected to be completed in 2023.
Source: Media Release
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