Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister Andrew Constance last week announced construction work will start next year on the Sydney Metro West project; bringing the west and the Sydney city centre closer than ever before through fast, safe and reliable metro rail.
Sydney Metro West will more than double the existing rail capacity between Greater Parramatta and the Sydney CBD, and slash travel times between Parramatta and the CBD to a target of around 20 minutes.
The formal planning process for the Sydney Metro West project has begun with the exact locations of seven proposed stations confirmed – at Westmead, Parramatta, Sydney Olympic Park, North Strathfield, Burwood North, Five Dock, and The Bays Precinct. The NSW Government will also fast-track work to investigate the feasibility of building a Metro station in Pyrmont, while also assessing a potential station at Rydalmere. Further work is also underway to determine the location of the new Metro station in the Sydney CBD.
The NSW Government is also calling for expressions of interest from local and international groups to build more than 50 kilometres of new metro railway tunnels for Sydney Metro West – this is expected to be the biggest tunnelling contract awarded in Australian history.
More information about Sydney Metro West can be found https://www.sydneymetro.info/west/project-overview