Australia: High-Voltage Power Systems Installed at Victoria Cross Station

High-voltage power systems have now been installed, tested and commissioned at Victoria Cross Station, making it the first of seven underground Sydney Metro City & Southwest stations to be powered.

This work was carried out following the recent completion of all track laying in the station’s connecting tunnels and marks the next step in preparing the station for customers in 2024.

Victoria Cross Station
The power is on at the first of seven underground Sydney Metro City & Southwest stations

Almost seven kilometres of high-voltage power cables were laid in Victoria Cross Station, while an additional 80 kilometres of low-voltage electricity cables and eight kilometres of communications cables are being laid within the station precinct.

In total, more than 95 kilometres of high-voltage copper cables have been installed to provide power to all Sydney Metro City & Southwest stations.

The cables will supply power to all electrical equipment in the station buildings, cross passages and trackside equipment, and will also power the driverless electric trains.

The power to the rest of the stations will be turned on in the coming months, ready for testing and commissioning of the new trains in 2023 prior to services commencing in 2024.

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