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Redfern Station Upgrade – New Southern Concourse

As part of the Novo Rail Alliance, along with our Alliance partners, we’ve delivered improved accessibility to Platforms 1-10 at Redfern Station for passengers with a disability, limited mobility, parents/carers with prams and customer with luggage.

A new concourse with six new stairs and lifts and two new station entrances improves connectivity with key destinations including South Eveleigh, Carriageworks and the University of Sydney.

The Novo Rail Alliance has delivered infrastructure that improves accessibility, connectivity and safety for Sydney’s fifth busiest train station. Novo Rail is a partnership involving Transport for NSW, Laing O’Rourke, the John Holland Group and Aurecon.

Novo Rail Alliance

Delivery of the Redfern Station Upgrade is the Novo Rail Alliance’s 103rd and final project. For Novo Rail, project completion at Redfern Station marks the end of a 14 year-long journey to deliver alliance-driven design-and-construct contracts for junctions, traction supply upgrades, stabling, overhead wiring and rail signalling works. The Alliance has employed more than 1600 people and delivered more than $1.5 billion in project value across New South Wales. 

Sustainability & innovation

Reducing carbon emissions in operations:

  • 31kW solar panels on new Marian Street entrance canopy will generate 1,100 MWh over 25 years.

Reducing carbon emissions during construction, through use of: 

  • biodiesel generators with battery storage to power the site office 
  • hybrid solar/diesel lighting towers 
  • solar panels to recharge power tools 
  • Green House Gas emission offsets purchased through GreenFleet 

Reducing carbon emission intense building materials, through use of: 

  • Reconophalt pavement mix in the new carpark  
  • reduced amounts of reinforcing steel across the project 
  • cement with a high percentage of supplementary cementitious material and recycled content 

Reducing water use in operations:

  • a new 27000L rain water tank under the Marian Street entrance will collect rainwater for reuse in the station bathrooms  
  • water efficient fixtures and fittings used in the new accessible toilet facilities  

Reducing water used during construction:

  • a 5kL rainwater tank at the site office reduced water use during construction. 
  • Customer
    Transport for NSW
  • Location
    Redfern, Sydney, Australia
  • Specialisation
    Design & construction

    Delivery of key rail services
  • Start
    December 2020
  • End
    Late 2023
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Features a new six-metre-wide concourse and six new stairs and lifts from the concourse to Platforms 1-10.
Also, two new station entrances at Marian Street and Little Eveleigh Street and new and upgraded shared zones surrounding station entrances.


John Holland pays respect to the Traditional Owners and Custodiams of the land on which we work and live, and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all First Nations peoples today.