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Old Today, 07:43 AM   #6701
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Is that dark pavers, or tar?
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In the public square etc it's pavers, on the platform it's tar in the middle and 'engineered tiles' up to a set distance from the platform edge.
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Ewww.. cheap and nasty. Tar always says "unloved"
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No frills. Looks especially sad compared to the brilliant public spaces on the NW Metro.
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Is that not what the consultation asked for?
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Is that not what the consultation asked for?
Not only cheap, but looks cheap?
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To be fair, I don’t imagine they’ll be doing a whole lot to any of the stations except perhaps Bankstown, which probably could use another concourse on the eastern end. Functionally the stations work fine as is, so they aren’t going to reinvent the wheel.

But yes, the platform looks naff. I suppose their thinking is they’re probably going to retrofit the stations later, and they’ll refinish the platform then.

Dulwich Hill might be the interchange point between the metro and the ligh rail, but it’s not exactly a major interchange. It’s no surprise they’re doing it on the cheap.I do hope they’re not cheaping out on the gap fillers though. That’d be a bad time.
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It's a bit of be careful what you wish for.
The locals railed against extended shutdowns and any alterations to heritage buildings.
Well the result is something that is quick to construct.

Given the platform curvature Dulwich Hill was one that really should have been entirely rebuilt imho, but that may have meant the loss of the main station building.

That said in the renders i see brick, and i see wood/wood look roof, so it's not as cheap as some of the accessibility projects to other stations, where it's typically some generic aluminium cladding (probably flammable)
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Not only cheap, but looks cheap?
No, as few changes as possible.
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I think the best we can hope for now is clean & efficient although I'm still not sold on the gap fillers.

Is very substandard to what has been done in the north-west and I'm sure we'll see many comparisons made at a later date.
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The previous plans from the preferred infrastructure report had no roof on the new footbridge and it only went to the light rail side of the corridor, so this is much improved.
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No way the metro project will pay for (or get involved in the consequences of) a double ended stub for the light rail. Governments don’t work that way
I may be wrong about this one, but isn’t this another example of projects never doing anything outside of their own scope........

Central Platform 4+5+6+7 are being extended at the southern end by one contractor, under the NIF programme, to become long enough for 10 car trains.

At the same time,
Central Platform 8+9+10+11 are being extended at the southern end by another contractor, under the Sydney Metro Central Station upgrade, to make up for the bit at the northern end taken for the concourse expansion, but just to reinstate the status-quo platform length, no lengthening for 10 car trains.

Once that’s complete,
Central Platform 8+9+10+11 will be extended again at the southern end, but this time under the NIF programme, to become long enough for 10 car trains.
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No, as few changes as possible.
Given the extent of the general works and the fact that they would have to redo the platform surface at least in part, that doesn't excuse the tar. A few pavers is peanuts compared to all the other technical stuff like lifts and PSDs and gap fillers.
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Yeah, pretty much. Getting a scope/money transfer between one government silo and another is painful
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I may be wrong about this one, but isn’t this another example of projects never doing anything outside of their own scope........

Central Platform 4+5+6+7 are being extended at the southern end by one contractor, under the NIF programme, to become long enough for 10 car trains.

At the same time,
Central Platform 8+9+10+11 are being extended at the southern end by another contractor, under the Sydney Metro Central Station upgrade, to make up for the bit at the northern end taken for the concourse expansion, but just to reinstate the status-quo platform length, no lengthening for 10 car trains.

Once that’s complete,
Central Platform 8+9+10+11 will be extended again at the southern end, but this time under the NIF programme, to become long enough for 10 car trains.
What happens with 12+13+14?
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Well there's currently a large hole occupying the space of 13+14 so you'd hope it's rebuilt full length. Was 12 not lengthened with the others?
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What happens with 12+13+14?
Aren’t they being re-built from scratch once the Metro platform box has been completed and covered over?

If the other platforms are a precedent to go by, they’ll probably construct shiny new platforms 12+13+14, but won’t make them big enough for 10 car NIF, then a month after commissioning they’ll be shut again for extension works.
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Platform 12 has stuck around during construction. It was only 13, 14 and 15 demolished, and 15 won't be returning.
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