New concourse opens at Central Station as part of Sydney Metro upgrades

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The 140m long by 28m wide new North-South concourse is now open at Sydney Central Station as part of the Sydney Metro upgrade.

The North-South concourse is a transition zone linking Central Walk, the 80-metre-long and 19-metre-wide underground pedestrian link which opened last month, and the northern concourse.

There will be three new retail spaces in the North-South concourse area, along with back-of-house areas for Sydney Trains and Sydney Metro.

The North-South concourse area features a prominent ‘racetrack’ art piece by artist Rose Nolan, which reflects on Central Station’s built heritage with nods to the former ticketing office and brickwork of the northern concourse facades. 

The location of the metro platforms at Central will facilitate a critical interchange, fully connecting the station with suburban, intercity and regional rail services, buses, coaches and light rail.

Central Walk is a new underground pedestrian concourse at Central Station that will better connect passengers to trains, light rail and the new Sydney Metro underground platforms.

Central Walk includes a 19-metre-wide tunnel from Chalmers Street linking to new Sydney Metro platforms under Central, a new, easy access point to Sydney Trains platforms 16 to 23, and escalators directly to suburban platforms for the first time.

In 2024, the new concourse will provide customers direct access to the metro platforms 27-metres below the surface where they can join fast and reliable metro services from Central Station to Chatswood Station in 15 minutes; to Victoria Cross Station in North Sydney in 9 minutes; and a day out at Barangaroo will be a direct 6-minute metro ride away.

Source: © Sydney Metro 2023 | Source: © Sydney Metro 2023

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