Contract news: Downer to upgrade Metro stations

Downer was awarded two contracts by the New South Wales Government in February to upgrade six Sydney train stations to meet Metro rail standards.


We have been awarded a $107 million contract to upgrade Dulwich Hill, Campsie and Punchbowl stations, in addition to a $98 million contract to upgrade Wiley Park, Hurlstone Park and Belmore stations.

Downer’s upgrade work will include:

  • Upgrading and re-levelling existing platforms to provide level access to the new fully air-conditioned Metro trains – no more stepping into the train for customers
  • New lifts at Hurlstone Park, Wiley Park and Punchbowl stations connecting existing concourses to platform level
  • A new covered aerial footbridge with lifts and stairs at Dulwich Hill station connecting Bedford Crescent and Ewart Lane to the existing platform
  • A new plaza to the southern side of Dulwich Hill station
  • Upgrades to Campsie station forecourt to improve connection to Beamish Street
  • New family accessible toilets at Dulwich Hill, Hurlstone Park, Wiley Park and Punchbowl stations
  • Upgrades to stations including painting, improved lighting, tiling and paving
  • Upgrades to security fencing adjacent to each station, including installation of anti-throw screens to existing overbridges adjacent to each station
  • Improvements to interchanges including bike parking, taxi spaces, kiss-and-ride and accessible parking.

All six stations will also be prepared for the installation of platform screen doors. These glass safety barriers keep people and objects like prams away from the tracks and are being used for the first time in Australia on Sydney Metro.