Airport Central Community Zone
Construction of the link between the airport terminals and the station is progressing, with all twelve Skybridge steel frame modules now in place. Once complete, the Skybridge will provide an undercover access point to Airport Central Station. From this point, passengers will be able to travel by escalator or lift down to the concourse level. Learn more about the Skybridge here.
The station’s triple escalator system, which is 35m long and 15m high, has also been installed. Once operational, it will take 55 seconds to travel from top to bottom and a total of 8200 passengers can be transported per hour. It is the longest single-span uninterrupted escalator in the Southern Hemisphere. View footage of the escalator installation here.
Steel frame work is continuing along the walls in the atrium. With this job nearing completion, crews will be able to install services shortly, followed by aluminium cladding early next year.
At the lowest level of the station, the train platform is now 75 per cent complete. The final section of the platform will be completed next year, to allow the continued transport of materials between the tunnels during construction until then.