Sydney airport invests A$25m to upgrade safety facilities

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Sydney airport has spent A$25 million ($26 million) on the installation of runway stop bars to upgrade its airfield safety practices and to better facilitate low visibility operations.

Over the past year, the airport installed stop bars at 47 locations across the airport's three runways to minimise the risk of runway incursions.

The stop bars consist of a series of inset red lights across the width of the taxiway at each runway entry point and elevated lights on the side of each taxiway.

The stop bar lights are extinguished and green "lead on" lights come on when an aircraft or vehicle is cleared by air traffic control to enter a runway, the airport said in a statement.