Sydney Metro Completes Test Run from Tallawong to Sydenham

A Sydney Metro train has completed its first test run from Tallawong to Sydenham.

This is the latest milestone in the testing and commissioning programme that began earlier this year ahead of the Sydney Metro City & Southwest route opening in 2024.

Metro train completes first journey from Tallawong to Sydenham
Metro train completes first journey from Tallawong to Sydenham

With this run, the metro train completed its first continuous trip along the full length of the new alignment between Tallawong and Sydenham. This 51.5-kilometre test took four hours, with the train reaching the maximum speed of 100 kilometres per hour in sections of tunnel between Epping and Sydenham.

By completing this end-to-end run, the ‘integration mode testing’ phase in this project has begun. This phase will confirm the ability for trains to seamlessly transition beyond the Metro North West Line at Chatswood onto the new 15.5-kilometre twin metro tunnels to Sydenham.

As this phase progresses, multiple trains are now entering the new line and undergoing testing simultaneously. Four trains are expected to be tested in the same tunnel by the end of the year.

When metro services start on this route next year, journeys from Tallawong to Sydenham will take 59 minutes and trains will depart every four minutes at peak times.

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