New station locations confirmed for Western Sydney’s $8bn metro project

WCN Editorial Team 14 Sep 2020 OCEANIA TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

The state government of New South Wales (NSW) in Australia has confirmed the six new station locations for the new A$11bn ($8bn) Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport project.

The metro project will service Greater Western Sydney and the new Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) airport.

The six new metro stations will be located in St Marys, Orchard Hills, Luddenham, Western Sydney International Business Park, Western Sydney International Airport Terminal, and Western Sydney Aerotropolis.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said: “The Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport project will support 14,000 jobs, including 250 apprentices and inject billions of dollars to the NSW and Australian economies.

“Where we are standing today will become a major new transport interchange, right in the heart of the future central business district for the Western Parkland City.”

The 23km-long driverless railway line is touted to be a key part to delivering the Western Parkland City’s integrated transport system. The project is expected to create more than 14,000 jobs during the construction phase.

Australian Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure Minister Alan Tudge said: “This city-shaping investment is being fast-tracked to help our economy recover from Covid-19 and deliver a major stimulus right in the heart of Western Sydney.

“Western Sydney residents will reap the benefits of this investment well before the first train leaves the station.”

NSW Transport and Roads Minister Andrew Constance said the government has also launched tender to build 10km of twin metro railway tunnels.

Construction on the Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport project is planned to commence this year with completion expected in 2026.

New South Wales Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said: “This will provide the backbone for the economic and broader development of the Western Parkland City.”

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Illustration of the Western Sydney's new metro line. (Credit: Sydney Metro/NSW Government)

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