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Australian and NSW Governments Confirm Western Sydney Airport Rail Link

The Turnbull and Berejiklian governments and eight Western Sydney councils have agreed on a landmark Western Sydney City Deal – a co-ordinated plan designed to deliver long-term prosperity for the region.

In terms of rail, this deal will deliver a North South Rail Link from St Marys to Badgerys Creek Aerotropolis via Western Sydney Airport.

Western Sydney Airport Rail Link
Photo Credit: The Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities

Western Sydney Airport Rail Link

The Turnbull and Berejiklian Governments have jointly committed to the first stage of the Western Sydney Airport Rail Link from St Marys to Badgerys Creek Aerotropolis via Western Sydney Airport.

The Turnbull and Berejiklian Governments have a joint objective of having rail connected to the Western Sydney Airport in time for the opening of the airport.

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The two governments have agreed that they will construct the North South Rail Link as equal partners, each contributing 50 per cent of the funding.

Both governments will each commit $50 million for a business case on the full North South rail line to finalise a route and station locations, building on the evidence base of the joint Rail Needs Scoping Study. A market sounding process will test private sector interest in station developments and explore innovative financing solutions.

Rail, Investment and Jobs

The North South rail line will help shape Western Sydney’s growth and support thousands of new jobs and homes for Western Sydney. It delivers on our commitment to build the Western Parkland City into Sydney’s third economic centre, adding much-needed rail capacity that will improve access to employment, education and services, including at the new Badgerys Creek Aerotropolis.

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The NSW Government will also establish rapid bus services from the metropolitan centres of Penrith, Liverpool and Campbelltown to the Badgerys Creek Aerotropolis and to Western Sydney Airport before it opens.

Original media release © Transport for NSW.

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