Urban railways need stations at which passengers can access the system and a range of logistical infrastructure to permit the efficient operation and maintenance.
Arenco is undertaking this role from immeasurable knowledge due to years of rail facility construction, playing a vital role in the urban landscape, building public places of aesthetic significance and providing local communities solutions for safe and easy access.
One of a number of Easy Access Station Upgrade programs undertaken across the metropolitan network to provide independent access to rail services for those with disabilities, parents with young children and those traveling with heavy baggage.
Sydenham Railway Station is a major interchange station located in Sydenham, serving the East Hills, Illawarra and Bankstown lines on the CityRail system, served by 8 to 12 trains per hour each way, with additional trains during weekday peak hours.
Works included demolition of the existing and construction of a new concourse structure over live train movements and new covered stair access to all platforms, 4 new lifts, feature entry and floating roof, retail outlets, staff and booking office amenities and expanded ticket gate arrays.
Provision of a temporary pedestrian bridge was made for the duration of the works, including provision of temporary booking office and staff facilities. This has allowed continued station operations whilst the upgrade work proceeded.
A catch platform was installed over 6 live rail lines allowing structural demolition of the old concourse during live train movements.
New works were successfully integrated into a heritage environment.
The works involved operating immediately below the Sydney Airport flight path, which involved restrictions such as crane heights.