Antoun was contracted to carry out platform resurfacing works at railway stations across Sydney including Burwood, Campbelltown, Gymea, Strathfield, Turella and Mt Kuring-Gai on a total of 15 platforms
Burwood, Mt Kuring-Gai, Gymea, Turrella, Campbelltown, Strathfield, NSW
$2m – $5m
Works broadly included the removal of existing fixtures and surface materials, identifying and protecting or relocating existing services, raising or lowering the existing platform and placing new AC surface, tactiles and hearing loops. New services were also installed to Sydney Trains standards, including cabling conduit and drainage. 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.
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.