Construction to begin on Western Sydney Metro in 2020

Construction to begin on Western Sydney Metro in 2020
Construction to begin on Western Sydney Metro in 2020

Construction is set to begin on the Western Sydney Metro, with seven station locations now confirmed.

The project will cut travel times between Parramatta and the Sydney CBD down to around 20 minutes when completed.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian said construction work will begin next year, commencing at the Bays Precinct.

She said, “we’ve successfully delivered the North West Metro Line early and $1 billion under budget, the next line from Chatswood to Sydnenham and Bankstown is on track to open in 2024, and now the next Metro project is underway.”

The locations of seven proposed Metro stations have been confirmed at Westmead, Parramatta, Sydney Olympic Park, North Strathfield, Burwood North, Five Dock and the Bays Precinct.

The NSW Government will also fast-track work to investigate the feasibility of building a Metro station in Pyrmont, while also assessing a potential station at Rydalmere. Further work is also underway to determine the location of the new Metro station in the Sydney CBD.

Minister for Transport Andrew Constance said “Western Sydney Metro will more than double the existing rail capacity between Greater Parramatta and the Sydney CBD and slash travel times between Parramatta and the Sydney CBD to around 20 minutes,” Mr Constance said.

The NSW Government has also announced that it is kicking off a global search for suppliers in what is expected to be the biggest tunnelling contract awarded in Australian history.

Suppliers wishing to vie for the tunnelling contract for Western Sydney Metro will be able to register their interest on the eTendering website.

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