The community can now have its say on the Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport, with the Environmental Impact Statement for the mega project now on public exhibition.
The 23-kilometre driverless metro will link the new Western Sydney Aerotropolis with the Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport and St Marys, delivering major benefits for Greater Western Sydney.
There will be six new metro stations at St Marys, Orchard Hills, Luddenham, Airport Business Park, Western Sydney International Airport and the Western Sydney Aerotropolis.
Trains will arrive up to every five minutes in the peak period in each direction as the initial operating capacity so customers won’t need a timetable – they’ll just turn up and go.
The new metro line will take about 110,000 vehicle journeys off local roads every day by 2056.
When opened, the line will be able to move up to 7,740 people an hour in each direction – with room to grow in the future.
It will be a five-minute journey from the airport to the Western Sydney Aerotropolis. It will take around 20 minutes to travel from St Marys to the Aerotropolis and about 15 minutes from the airport to St Marys – where customers can interchange with the T1 Western Line and the rest of Sydney’s rail network.