Work started on Sydney Metro West in 2020 and now planning approval has been granted for the Sydney Metro West project concept between Westmead and the Sydney CBD and for major construction work between Westmead and The Bays by the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment. This approval is the next huge milestone for the project following work starting at The Bays Station site.
It means work can now begin to prepare for tunnels and station excavation between Westmead and The Bays. Sydney Metro West will double rail capacity between Greater Parramatta and the Sydney CBD, transforming Sydney for generations to come. The once in a century infrastructure investment will have a target travel time of about 20 minutes between Parramatta and the Sydney CBD, link new communities to rail services and support employment growth and housing supply. Stations have been confirmed at Westmead, Parramatta, Sydney Olympic Park, North Strathfield, Burwood North, Five Dock, The Bays, Pyrmont, and the Sydney CBD.