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Sydney’s Next Major Public Transport Project Announced

Consultation has begun on the city-shaping Sydney Metro West project, Sydney’s next major infrastructure project.

Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance has welcomed input from the community and industry on what the Metro West project should look like.

Mr Constance said:

“This is a chance for the people of Sydney’s Greater West to have their say on this massive city-shaping project”

“New metro rail will become the fastest, easiest and most reliable journey between the Sydney and Parramatta CBDs. Like the Sydney Harbour Bridge did a century ago, Sydney Metro West will shape this city for the next one hundred years and beyond.”

Sydney Metro West

Sydney Metro West will provide a direct connection between the CBDs of Parramatta and Sydney – unlocking housing supply and employment growth between the two major CBDs.

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Sydney Metro West will work with the existing T1 Western Line, effectively doubling rail capacity from Parramatta to the CBD, and linking communities along the way.

The final number of stations and the alignment of the line will be finalised through community and industry consultation. Four key precincts to be serviced have been identified as:

  • Parramatta, where the number of jobs is expected to double over the next 20 years to 100,000;
  • Sydney Olympic Park, which will be home to 34,000 jobs and more than 23,000 residents by 2030;
  • The Bays Precinct, Sydney’s new innovation hub where 95 hectares of land is being regenerated;
  • The Sydney CBD, allowing easy access to the existing public transport network and Stages 1 and 2 of Sydney Metro.
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The project is expected to be built largely underground and be operational in the second half of the 2020s.

Sydney Metro

Sydney Metro is the biggest urban railway project in Australian history. The NSW Government is currently delivering Stages 1 and 2 – 31 metro stations and 66km of new metro rail – with the first services to start in the first half of 2019.

Original article © Transport for NSW.

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