Sydney’s Central Station Works Delayed For 6th Time By Human Bone Discovery

The construction of a new metro upgrade under Sydney‘s existing Central Station has been postponed as many as six times in the past 12 months after yet another discovery of human remains, 9News reports.

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That figure comes after workers located bones during excavations at Central Station’s existing platforms 13 and 14, causing works to slow thanks to the mandatory notification of NSW Police and the state coroner.

Before you get all conspiratorial about the continual discovery of remains, it’s important to remember Central Station was constructed on top of what was once one of Sydney’s first official graveyards.

Although families were advised of the site’s exhumation when Central Station construction was first announced, some folks never came to collect their relatives’ remains.

There has also been speculation among historians that some families could not afford to bury their loved ones inside the official bounds of the cemetery, instead opting to dig their own plots nearby.

That was the prevailing theory regarding the provenance of human remains which halted construction of the Sydney light rail project last year in nearby Chalmers St, Surry Hills.

Of course, this isn’t the only incidence of human remains being discovered during metro works, as construction workers on Melbourne’s own metro project have uncovered hundreds upon hundreds of dislodged human teeth.

The $955 million Central Station project is set to be completed in 2022 – if workers don’t stumble across a motherlode of abandoned bones, that is.