Antoun Civil was contracted to carry out platform resurfacing works at railway stations across Greater Sydney including Burwood, Campbelltown, Gymea, Strathfield, Turella and Mt Kuringai on a total of 15 platforms across the stations.
Works broadly included the removal of existing fixtures and surface materials, identifying and protection or relocating existing services, raising or lowering the existing platform and installing new surface, tactiles and hearing loops. New services were also installed to Sydney Trains standards, including cabling conduit and drainage.
Working in a Brownfield shutdown environment
Work was undertaken as part of major weekend track possessions in a Brownfield shutdown environment.
Common challenges encountered during platform resurfacing works include poor or unsuitable subgrade beneath existing pavement (e.g. too soft or too much rock) requiring remediation or replacement prior to asphalting; environmental heritage and preservation; and shallow or extra services requiring hand-digging, replacement and relocation.
These challenges required our experienced crew to think on their feet, often re-prioritising construction activities on the job to ensure strict possession deadlines were met.
During the project, liaison with multiple stakeholders was required; from station staff, bus/taxi services, local residents and other contractors working in the area, to railway staff performing simultaneous track or maintenance work. Often, multiple stakeholders also required access to common thoroughfares simultaneously, prompting project managers to employ careful planning and time management techniques. Antoun Civil’s experience with Station possession work has determined that these works are as much about juggling logistics and time constraint as they are about technical works.
Safe, modern, accessible stations
The end result was stations reopened on time, with an upgraded platform featuring less trip hazards, improved safety, and greater accessibility for hearing and sight impaired customers.
$1 million – $5 million