A contract to upgrade three stations on the 125 year old Bankstown Line, between Sydenham and Bankstown, worth $107 million has been awarded by Sydney Metro.
Downer EDI have won the contract and will soon start work at Dulwich Hill, Campsie and Punchbowl stations.
Construction will include upgrading and re-levelling existing station platforms. This will bring the platforms up to metro rail standard and ensure there is no step into the train for future commuters.
At Dulwich Station, Downer will construct a new aerial footbridge with lifts and stairs to connect surrounding streets to the existing platform. They will also build a new plaza to the southern side of the station.
Crews will install new lifts at Punchbowl Station to connect the existing concourses to platform level.
Accessible toilets will be built at Dulwich Hill and Punchbowl stations and general upgrades such as painting and lighting will be completed at the three stations.
Downer will also construct improvements to interchanges, such as the bike parking and kiss and ride facilities at each of the locations.
The stations will be prepared for the installation of platform screen doors which will be a feature on the upgraded line.
Metro services are expected to start running on the Bankstown Line in 2024.