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09 Mar 2023

Laing O’Rourke to Build £46m Sydney Footbridge

Laing O’Rourke to Build £46m Sydney Footbridge

An A$82.5 million (£46.2 million) contract has been given to Laing O'Rourke to erect a footbridge at Sydney Metro's St Marys Station.

Beginning in April 2023, construction on the footbridge is anticipated to be finished by the end of 2025.

Passengers will be able to switch between new metro platforms and suburban trains as well as connect to a new pedestrian plaza and enlarged multistory parking garage.

The endeavour is a component of a West Sydney Airport line being built for the Sydney Metro.

The line is expected to operate when the airport opens in late-2026 and is being jointly funded by the governments of Australia and New South Wales for an estimated A$10.5 billion.

With joint venture partner Gamuda Australia, Laing O'Rourke is already constructing the $2.16 billion tunnel package for the West Sydney Airport line.

Infrastructure, transport, regional development and local government minister Catherine King said: “St Marys Station will have an important role to play as a major transport gateway that will connect the Western Parkland City to the rest of Sydney.”

By 2030, a network of four lines, 46 stations, and 113 kilometres of new railway will be available thanks to Sydney Metro, Australia's largest public transportation project. It inaugurated its first operating line in 2019 and now only has one.

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