Friday 12th August 2022

Final Stage of $27bn Sydney Metro Approved

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The $8-billion Western Sydney Airport line, the final stage of the $27-billion Sydney Metro network, has secured planning approval with construction on track to begin at the end of the year.

The additional 23km of metro railway will branch off and run from St Marys station to five new stations including two at the Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport.

Lauded as Australia’s largest public transport project which will ultimately including almost 50 stations along more than 100 kilometres of track, the Sydney Metro will deliver four lines covering the city and western Sydney with capacity to carry about 40,000 commuters per hour.

The initial phase of the automated transport development was approved for construction in 2017. The project’s Tallawong-to-Chatswood line is already operational.

When complete, Sydney Metro West, which is a state significant infrastructure project, will service Westmead, Greater Parramatta, Sydney Olympic Park, The Bays Precinct and the Sydney CBD.

Key components include approximately 24km of twin tunnels between Westmead and Sydney CBD, along with the new metro stations confirmed at Westmead, Parramatta, Sydney Olympic Park, North Strathfield, Burwood North, Five Dock, The Bays and Sydney CBD.

Work is under way at Sydney’s $5.3 billion, second international airport to the west of the city at Badgerys Creek.

So far, excavators and other equipment have moved 25 million cubic metres of earth as part of site work prior to construction of the terminal, runway, roads and rail link to be built.

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