The Sydney Metro West mega railway project will now include an underground station at Westmead, delivering more travel benefits to greater Western Sydney.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance announced in Westmead today that after extensive community and industry consultation, the NSW Government has identified further locations for Sydney Metro West.
“Sydney Metro West will become the fastest, easiest and most reliable journey between the Sydney and Parramatta CBDs, which could be as little as 20 minutes.” Ms Berejiklian said.
“We have been working hand-in-hand with the community on Sydney Metro West and we have taken on board feedback to make it an even greater infrastructure project for greater Western Sydney.”
Western Sydney Local Health District chief executive Danny O’Connor said the announcement changes the future of Westmead.
“We are now on a metro line between the harbour city of east Sydney and the new airport city at Badgery’s Creek,” Mr O’Connor said.
“The Westmead metro stop will create the condition for jobs growth in Western Sydney.
“It will be easier for large number of workers and patients to get to the Westmead health and education precinct. It shrinks the time it takes to move between major urban centres of the greater Sydney metropolitan area.
“I am very proud and grateful for the hard work of the Westmead Redevelopment team, led by executive director, strategic business development and commercial services Leena Singh in developing a compelling business case for the Westmead metro.”
Sydney Metro West will now include:
- A new underground metro station at Westmead;
- A new underground metro station linked to an existing suburban station on the T1 Northern Line, either at Concord West or North Strathfield, allowing faster connections for customers from the Central Coast and Sydney’s north to Parramatta and Sydney CBD;
- Options for new intermediate metro stations at Camellia/Rydalmere, North Burwood/Five Dock, Kings Bay, and Pyrmont – subject to further community and industry consultation.
- These are in addition to already announced stations at Parramatta, Sydney Olympic Park, The Bays Precinct, and Sydney CBD.
Mr Constance said that customers want faster, more reliable journeys across Sydney and that is exactly what is being delivered with the Sydney Metro project.