Tender process open for 6 new stations linked to Sydney Airport


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This week the New South Wales government has announced the construction of six new train stations linking the Western Sydney Airport to the CBD with construction to start as soon as late 2020.

The new Sydney Metro train stations will connect St Mary’s to the Nancy-Bird Walton Airport Terminal with stops at St Mary’s, Orchard Hills, Luddenham, the Airport Business Park, Western Sydney Aerotropolis and the new airport terminal.

This new airport line is apart of Sydney’s $11 billion transport project to turn the west into a major business hub.

Transport Minister, Andrew Constance says that the NSW government is aiming to have the airport serviced by rail as soon as possible.

“The new railway will link residential areas with job hubs and connect travellers from the new airport with the rest of Sydney’s public transport network,” he said.

NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian said the 23-kilometre driverless train network will support the NSW economy and job market.

“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,” she said.

The new airport rail line provides further infrastructure expansion opportunities into Leppington and the south-west region.

The rail project, which is being funded by both the federal and NSW governments, is being fast-tracked to assist the NSW economy recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The tender process to deliver the metro railway tunnels is now open with the government calling for contractors to register their interest.

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