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Revival of Sydney’s South West Rail Link

<span class="" id="parent-fieldname-description"> Work is progressing on Sydney’s South West Rail Link (SWRL) that was brought back to life in the NSW Government’s Metropolitan Transport Plan, released in February. </span> <p>The $2.1bn rail link involves the construction of more than 11 km of new twin track from Glenfield to Leppington and is scheduled for completion in 2016.<br />Minister for transport David Campbell last week announced the short list of tenderers for the rail track extension between Glenfield south and Leppington.<br />“The short listing for the Glenfield South to Leppington rail component of the SWRL is down to three contenders…[Leighton Abigroup Joint Venture, John Holland, and Laing O’Rourke Australia Construction]…with the announcement of the successful contractor to be made later this year,”&nbspCampbell said.<br />The contract covers the design and construction and includes new stations at Edmondson Park and Leppington commuter car parking at both stations and a train stabling facility at Leppington.<br />The SWRL is being constructed by a number of separate contractors who are each working on different components of the broader project.<br />Works already&nbsp underway or complete include:<br />&bull A rail flyover to the north of Glenfield Station which will link the new line between Glenfield and Leppington to the East Hills Line<br />&bull Services relocations to enable new track at Glenfield<br />&bull The Glenfield Station upgrade<br />&bull A new multi-deck commuter car park and<br />&bull The Seddon Park commuter car park, opened last year.<br />The government’s <em>Metropolitan Transport Plan</em> saw the controversial on-again off-again Sydney Metro scrapped, with a total of $50.2bn&nbspto be&nbspspent on transport which Keneally saysis backed up by a 10-year funding guarantee. <br />&nbsp</p>