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Sydenham Station uses 500t crane for major upgrade

A 500-tonne crane has lifted five massive roof canopies into place at Sydenham Station, as part of a major construction operations for the Sydney Metro project.

A 500-tonne crane has lifted five massive roof canopies into place at Sydenham Station, as part of a major construction operations for the Sydney Metro project.

Each canopy weighed more than 20 tonnes and will form part of a new pedestrian concourse that aims to transform the station and connect two new plaza entrances to the station.

More than 400 people worked around the clock for two weeks to deliver the work.

The roof canopies were built during a road closure on Burrows Avenue as they were too large to be transported by truck.

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Other works at the station included more than three kilometres of new overhead wiring as part of the remodelling of Sydenham Junction, installing 50 kilometres of new signalling cabling and 6000 tonnes of new track ballast being brought onto the site.

Platforms one and two at the station have been closed so that they can be upgraded to meet the Sydney Metro standards, including the installation of platform screen door technology. They will be closed until Sydney Metro opens in 2024.

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