Sydney Metro has awarded a $26 million contract to help deliver the upgrade of the T3 Bankstown line.
Metron T2M, a joint venture between Arcadis Australia Pacific and Mott MacDonald Australia, have been awarded the contract.
The pair will deliver design services for the stations and the railway corridor between Marrickville and Punchbowl.
The upgrade aims to make all stations fully accessible, with lifts at Punchbowl, Wiley Park, Canterbury, Hurlstone Park and Dulwich Hill stations. All of the platforms will also be level to train doors, removing the step up.
Works will include the design of cabling systems, track, upgrades to bridges including anti-throw screens, retaining walls and security fencing.
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Bankstown line stations such as Hurlstone Park and Canterbury currently see as few as four trains an hour on-peak.
In 2024, the upgraded Bankstown line will reportedly allow for 15 train services an hour during peak times in both directions.
Early works are underway to convert the T3 Bankstown line to Sydney Metro standards.
Survey work and geotechnical investigations are currently taking place within the rail corridor.
Mott MacDonald also worked as part of the Northwest Rapid Transit consortium that delivered the Sydney Metro Northwest.
The Sydney Metro Northwest Project opened to the public on Sunday 26 May.