Funding secured for Sydney Metro
04 June, 2015
The Sydney Metro project will be a new 66-kilometre high capacity rail line providing ‘turn up and go’ services and helping to move an extra 100,000 people per hour across the entire network.
Sydney Metro has two core components:
- Sydney Metro City & Southwest – the new 30km metro line from the end of Sydney Metro Northwest, under Sydney Harbour through the CBD and west to Bankstown.
- Sydney Metro Northwest – comprising the 36km North West Rail Link which is due to open in the first half of 2019 with a train every four minutes in the peak.
Work is already underway on the project, with tunnelling almost halfway complete on Sydney Metro Northwest.
Community consultation begins today on Sydney Metro City & Southwest, which will have the ability to deliver a train every two minutes in the CBD.
Community feedback prompted the name change from Sydney Rapid Transit to Sydney Metro, with customers preferring a simple name like the London Tube or the Metro in Paris and Dubai.
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