Sydney Metro shortlists technology provides for tenders for Bankstown line upgrade
By Contructive on 29 January 2020
Three companies have been shortlisted by Sydney Metro for supplying new technology to make 10 Sydney Metro stations on the Bankstown line fully accessible.
State-of-the-art customer access technology will be supplied to stations between Marrickville and Bankstown as part of the upgrade project.
Stations will be fully accessible when metro rail services start in 2024 due to the technology including mechanical gap fillers and platform screen doors.
Platform screen doors to keep people and objects like prams away from the tracks will be at all Sydney Metro stations. It will allow trains to get in and out of stations quicker and all platforms will be level with the new metro trains, meaning no more step-up into the trains.
The three shortlisted companies include:
- Gilgen Door Systems AG
- Hyundai Movex
- Kyosan Electric Manufacturing
Testing the technology put forward by the three companies for Australian conditions will be the next step of the procurement process.