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Crane helps Sydney Metro Central Station excavation

A massive 135 tonne crane has been installed at Sydney Metro’s Central Station to help deliver infrastructure for the underground station.

The crane, which was installed in July, will soon be used to install steel modules for a new temporary pedestrian pathway.

It is part of the ongoing excavation efforts, which have required changes to be made to some of the pedestrian tunnels below Central Station.

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Work has reach eight metres below the station, excavating around 4000 tonnes of material each week.

A new concrete traffic deck will allow more than 40 trucks to access the site each day to remove this.

New pedestrian pathways will be available to ensure the 270,000 daily customers are still able to navigate around the major station.

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