[46][47] Before that, for the first few weeks after opening, the line operated once every 5 minutes during the peak hours until it was increased to every 4 minutes. take below. The number of minutes is displayed below. Sydney Metro West is a rapid transit project under construction in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia,[2][3][4] involving the construction of a rail line linking the Sydney City Centre (CBD) with Westmead in the outer western suburbs of Greater Sydney. [36], The contracting for line-wide systems and design, trains and signalling, stations, integrated station developments, and operations and maintenance are to be awarded separately from the main tunnelling contracts and are expected to be awarded in 2023. Sydney Metro West is a new 24-kilometre metro line with stations confirmed at Westmead, Parramatta, Sydney Olympic Park, North Strathfield, Burwood North, Five Dock, The Bays, Pyrmont and Hunter Street in the Sydney CBD. [9] [10] Prior to June 2015, the project was known as the North West Rail Link (NWRL). Stage 2, extending the metro under Sydney Harbour and through the CBD to Bankstown, is expected to open in 2024. Though a precise construction timeframe was not provided, the plan envisages all work being completed by 2031. Sydney Metro is Australias biggest public transport project. An extension to Sydenham will open next year, followed by a further extension to Bankstown within 12 months. Accordingly, no ministerial press releases or related information issued by the Government from this date will be available on this website. The line will run via twin tunnels for its entire length. This article is about the rapid transit system. [41] Underground stations are to be delivered for The Bays, Five Dock, Burwood North, North Strathfield and Westmead as part of a Stations Package West contract, while the remaining stations will be delivered individually as part of integrated station developments. After years in development, the first line of the new Sydney Metro will begin operating on 26 May 2019. The first stage, Cudgegong Rd to Chatswood (Metro Northwest) has been recently completed and is in operation since 26 May 2019. When Stage 2 of the Sydney Metro is complete, the new, fully automated railway will provide turn-up-and-go metro train services between 31 stations along a 66km railway. Euphoria starlet Sydney Sweeney shows off her figure in a low-cut top and mini skirt as she tries to dodge the rain on the set of her new romantic comedy in Sydney. The first of these was the Western Fast Rail which was proposed by a private consortium, linking Wynyard and Penrith stations. 05.05.2019 Sydney Metro opens on Sunday 26 May. This would increase rail capacity between Hurstville and the city by 10 trains per hour. This means Sydney Trains and inter-city services will be freed up for customers in the citys outer west in areas like Blacktown, Penrith and the Blue Mountains. In March 2021, planning approvals were granted to the project concept between Westmead and the CBD, and station excavation and tunnelling between Westmead and The Bays. [31], Construction began in 2020 with the line planned to open in 2030. Two additional lines have been announced: Sydney Metro Western Sydney Airport and Sydney Metro West. Communities in Sydney's north west are already beginning to experience the benefits of a fast, reliable metro train system. Services at the 13 metro stations operate every four minutes in the peak in each direction on Australias first driverless railway. The West Metro would be the second stage 2 of the project, and would extend CBD Metro (stage 1 - Central to Rozelle) from Central westward to Olympic Park. Published 26 May 2019. Opal is also valid on bus, ferry, and light rail services but separate fares apply for these modes. [45] Since July 2019, services take 37 minutes from end to end, at a frequency of every 4 minutes during peak hours and every 10 minutes at all other times. At the time, journeys on existing CityRail lines take up to three times as long. All Sydney Metro infrastructure like the stations, trains and railway tracks are owned by the NSW Government. [41] However, previous plans have shown connections between the Northwest line and Western Sydney Airport line potentially occurring at either Schofields (extending both lines), or Tallawong (through extension of the Western Sydney Airport line). Then, two new metro lines - including the Project - will progressively come online in the second half of the 2020s, servicing Greater Western Sydney. Metro development. TheSydney Metro West interactive portalprovides area-specific information to help you navigate the project in an easy-to-use and intuitive way. [78][79][80], The government announced and confirmed seven station locations along the line in 2019,[81][82][83] with a further 2 stations announced in 2021. WHO ARE WE? During the initial settling in period over about six weeks, trains will run every five minutes at peak to allow the new system to ramp up to full frequency. Students who use the Sydney Metro network to get to and from schools can apply for a free School Opal card. Sydney Metro West will run approximately 24km (14.9mi) from Westmead to the Sydney CBD. [48][49], Services began on 26 May 2019. Upon its scheduled completion in 2030, it will become the third operational rapid transit line in Australia. The trial involves the planting and monitoring of more than 100 varieties of groundcover vegetation, with an emphasis on native plant species. A mega tunnel boring machine (TBM) has broken through a wall at the new Crows Nest station, marking a major milestone in the Sydney Metro project. [29], In mid-2012, the newly elected Coalition government announced Sydney's Rail Future and the NSW Transport Masterplan. Customers are at the centre of Sydney Metro, including the 21st century design of new railway stations, interchanges and precincts. [14] The Labor opposition also announced its commitment to fund the project if it won the election, at the expense of cancelling other announced transport and road projects such as the Western Harbour Tunnel & Beaches Link. opening_date = 2026 operator = Sydney Metro Example of a properly tagged construction site for an under-construction Sydney Metro station: Orchard Hills Metro Station. The line would continue above-ground to Blacktown in six minutes, and onwards to Penrith in a further eleven minutes. The line is being extended into the Sydney CBD to open in 2024. [70] The line opened on 26 May 2019. For other uses of Metro see: Metro (disambiguation). When completed, this line will have 66km (41.0mi) of twin tracks and 31 stations. Since 2017, CBCity has advocated for a better outcome for the Metro Southwest project. Construction on Sydney Metro City & Southwest began in mid-2017. 1514. The Metro West documents show the cost of building the underground line will be significantly greater on a per kilometres basis than the City and Southwest project, and the Northwest rail line from Rouse Hill to Chatswood which opened in 2019. Metro stations are accessible for everyone. [73], Together with planned improvements to the Main Western line, the project is expected to increase capacity on the Sydney rail network by up to 60%, and allow for the movement of over 100,000 extra commuters across the network every hour. The final number of potential stations will be identified following community and industry consultation. In May 2021, the station locations of Pyrmont and Hunter Street were announced.[30]. ARA, Monash University back Suburban Rail loop despite estimated $200B price tag. [44] For a $8 return toll on top of the normal fare, trains travelling at 160km/h could carry up to 16,000 commuters an hour to the city in 28 minutes, taking 11 minutes from Parramatta to the city. The line will run for 24km (15mi) between Parramatta and the Sydney CBD, with nine stations in total. The metro program includes the operational Metro North West Line and three projects under construction: Sydney Metro enhances public spaces with vibrant transport precincts, acting as a catalyst for renewal and better connections. [55] Legislation to remove references to the Sydney Metro Authority was enacted later that year. 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In turn, these services will become more reliable, with increased capacity, reduced crowding and faster travel times. [36] The shortlist for the package was announced in February 2022:[40], In November 2022, the Eastern Tunnelling Package was awarded to the John Holland, CPB Contractors and Ghella joint venture at a cost of $1.63 billion. For that, I say thank you." To support the introduction of metro rail, improvements have been made to the bus network in Sydneys north west so that customers can easily access the new metro stations. 28 Apr 2021 | Infrastructure There are 13 railway stations between Tallawong and Chatswood and 4,000 new commuter car parking spaces. [26] According to media reports, in 2019 the government decided to abandon plans for a second CBD station at Central Station, and plans for the line to run further to the south-east, with a station at Zetland. Marrickville Dive Site and Trains Facility South, Claremont Meadows Intermediate Services Facility, Orchard Hills Stabling and Maintenance Facility, City and Southwest planning and compliance, Western Sydney Airport line planning and compliance. The Sydney CBD, allowing easy access to the existing public transport network and Stages 1 and 2 of Sydney Metro, which is currently under construction. In November 2016, Sydney Metro, in particular, the John Holland Group, Dragados and Transport for NSW, were awarded the 2016 NSW Premier's Award for Building Infrastructure for the 15km (9.3mi) twintunnels in Bella Vista and Epping, which are currently the longest tunnels constructed in Australia. In March 2018, the government announced that an additional station would be built at Westmead, as well as one that connected to either of the existing stations at Concord West or North Strathfield. Sydney's 2021 Delta lockdown, which imposed intense restrictions on the city's south-western suburbs, along with rising construction costs, have contributed to the impending blowout. The proposal depended on the construction of two tracks from St Marys to Penrith, as well as taking over existing CityRail tracks between St Marys to Westmead. The last 4 months of the fiscal year accounted for 5.7 Million, or 54% of all trips. [5] Tunnelling is expected to commence by the end of 2022. [5] The line will form part of the Sydney Metro network. [37] Opposing parties warned the government that the sale of the power infrastructure may not provide the capital needed. New metro rail will become the fastest, easiest and most reliable journey between the Sydney and Parramatta CBDs. The proposal was first made on 11 April 2002 when Col Gellatly, the state's top civil servant and director-general of the Department of Premier convened a meeting of Treasury secretary, John Pierce, the Transport NSW director-general, Michael Deegan, and the State Rail Authority chief executive, Howard Lacy. It was proposed that two 26 kilometres (16mi) tunnels will link Sydney (possibly Wynyard station or a new nearby station to be built as part of MetroPitt) with Parramatta, with high-speed trains traversing across the distance in eleven minutes at speeds of up to 160 kilometres per hour (99mph). As there are no return or periodical options available, reusable Opal cards include several caps to reduce the cost for frequent travellers: The first stage connects Sydney's north-western suburbs to Chatswood. The metro line will run parallel to the existing Main Suburban and Main Western railway lines, with the main aims being the doubling of rail capacity between the City Centre and Greater Western Sydney and the relief of overcrowding on the Western Line. [88][89] This funding also includes $50 million towards the business case process for the North-South Rail Link and $61 million for the Elizabeth Drive overpass. [69] Passengers can interchange with the existing system at both Epping and Chatswood. Sydneys first metro, the Metro North West Line, opened on 26 May 2019. [5] The line connects a number of suburbs in Sydney's inner west that lacked heavy rail transportation, including Pyrmont and Five Dock. 6.4.2 Train types All trains would be new, single deck metro trains. Sydney Metro is Australias biggest public transport project. In August 2020, the government announced a shortlist of three consortia to deliver the project's first two major tunnelling packages:[34]. [47] Under the proposal, the project is proposed to be funded by the private sector, with Fastrail's assets being returned to the NSW Government after 30 years. The plan received approving comments by the NSW State Government. Position Type. Sydney Metro is committed to working with local organisations, businesses and communities to support longer term placemaking initiatives that help create outstanding public spaces for people to enjoy. Sydney Metro has also commenced planning for over and adjacent station development atParramatta,Sydney Olympic Park, Hunter Street (West and East) and Pyrmont. Sydney's first metro, the Metro North West Line, opened on 26 May 2019. Australian-first technology like platform screen doors keeps people and objects like prams away from the tracks and allows trains to get in and out of stations much faster. Western FastRail was a proposed $2 billion privately funded underground and above-ground train line that would link central Sydney with Western Sydney independent from the CityRail network. Patronage grew greatly through the year. By 2024, Sydney will have 31 metro stations and a 66-kilometre stand-alone metro railway.