Engineering, Passenger Rail

TfNSW begins Metro West consultation

Transport for NSW has begun consultation on the proposed Sydney Metro West project, which would build a new metro line from the CBD to Parramatta.

Transport minister Andrew Constance on Tuesday welcomed input from the community and industry on what the Metro West project should look like.

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

“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.”

The State Government believes Sydney Metro West can help unlock housing supply and employment growth between the two major CBDs. The project will work separately from the existing T1 Western Line, effectively doubling rail capacity from Parramatta to the CBD.

Constance said the aim of the community and industry consultation is to finalise the number of stations and the alignment of the line, with four key precincts already identified:

  • Parramatta
  • Sydney Olympic Park
  • The Bays Precinct west of the Sydney CBD
  • The Sydney CBD

The project is expected to be built largely underground and be operational in the second half of the 2020s.