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Sydney CBD Metro and Sydney West Metro


Sydney CBD Metro

The Sydney CBD Metro design spans 7 stations over 7km of train line between Rozelle, in Sydney’s inner city, and Central Station in the CBD.

The scope included urban design and station design proposals that informed the wider metro’s aspirations. It covered the complex technical requirements of underground metro infrastructure, as well as the safeguard design of a future development at White Bay.

The urban design study explored the feasibility of station locations and urban planning, transport interchange and potential development implications. In conjunction, the station design explored the architectural vision and passenger experience, property acquisition, station planning and constructability implications.

Four stations were proposed with major interchange facilities to be integrated at existing city rail stations Wynyard, Martin Place Town Hall and Central Station. The main depot and maintenance facilities were proposed to be located near Rozelle.

COX undertook this project in collaboration with HASSELL as part of the PCACH design consortium commissioned by the Sydney Metro Authority.

Sydney West Metro

In addition to the CBD Metro project, COX led the architectural input for the reference design for stage 1 of the Sydney West Metro, comprising 12 additional stations across 23km of train line.

The Stations were located at Broadway/Sydney University, Camperdown, Leichhardt, Canada Bay, Five Dock, Burwood, Strathfield, Sydney Olympic Park, Silverwater, Rosehill, Parramatta and Westmead.  Two stations were proposed with major interchange facilities at existing stations Paramatta and Strathfield.

The reference design confirmed the feasibility of the architectural vision, passenger experience, property acquisition, station planning and constructability implications. It proposed concepts for station entry and planning, vertical circulation and platform arrangements. This included input into the environmental assessment report.

COX were also commissioned to prepare benchmark architectural concepts for each station that responded to branding and line identity of the Metro and Sydney context

Technical Information

In Association With
Parsons Brinckerhoff, Arup, Hassell
Sydney Metro Authority, NSW Government
Feasibility Study, 2009