During 9 weeks of construction, including over 20-night shifts - 2,570
hours were worked to complete the lift replacement which connects
platforms 24 and 25 to the concourse.
All works were completed within the original 9-week programme including
additional works which were incorporated with no delay to the project.
The project scope included the dismantle and removal of the existing
lift, installation of the new lift with modification works to the
existing lift shaft to comply and accommodate the replacement. Further
works included the supply and installation of the mechanical ventilation
system for the upgraded lift shaft and the upgrade of associated
electricals including CCTV. The lift was also future proofed to allow for
the planned floor level rise by Sydney Metro in the near future.
The works were undertaken within an underground environment, protected by
smoke detectors and sprinklers which required special precautions to
avoid any disruption to Central Station.
While Central Station is one of the busiest railway stations in Sydney,
removals and deliveries also took place at night with careful planning to
minimise the disruption to everyday commuters.
The works complement our recent successful project completion at Strathfield Station and other previous
lift replacements at railway stations within the Sydney region.