Sydney Metro: City & Southwest - Latest News & Updates


Priority Status: High Priority Project

State: NSW

City: Sydney Suburbs

Suburbs Affected: Chatswood to Bankstown

Sydney Metro: City & Southwest Project Plan

  • Sydney Metro: City & Southwest Cost: Commercial-in-confidence
  • Federal Funding: 1.7 billion
  • NSW State Government Funding: Commercial-in-confidence
  • Project Type: Rail - Metro Rail
  • Length of Job: 30.5km

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Sydney Metro: City & Southwest Construction Details

The second phase of the Sydney Metro initiative is the Sydney Metro City and Southwest project. Connecting the key hubs of Bankstown and Chatswood, the project will deliver 30.5 km of metro rail line.

There are two stages in the project:

  • a primarily tunnelled 17.1 km area between Chatswood and Sydenham
  • a 13.4 km segment between Sydenham and Bankstown, which includes upgrading existing Bankstown rail infrastructure to metro infrastructure

As part of the works, new underground metro stations will be established at Martin Place, Barangaroo, Pitt Street, Central Station, Waterloo, Crows Nest and Victoria Cross. Projected benefits of the completed project are as follows:

  • Increase capacity, reliability and usage of the Sydney rail network
  • Enhance capacity of the wider transport network through the provision of an additional Harbour rail crossing, and
  • Ultimately increase rail capacity through the congested Sydney CBD

Sydney Metro: City & Southwest Contractor Information

Contract Awarded To: Systems Connect (joint venture between CPB Contractors and UGL)

Sydney Metro: City & Southwest Jobs & Community Plan

Currently, the Sydney CBD rail network is nearing capacity during peak travel periods, with projections indicating that this capacity will be met on key routes in the mid 2020's. It is estimated that by 2036, crowding, wait-time, route delays and overall serviceability will be significantly impacted, as demand for services will exceed the capacity of the rail network. In financial terms, the impact of these constraints are estimated at around $2 billion in lost economic benefits over a 30 year period.

To facilitate greater public transport efficiency and projected employment growth in the Sydney CBD and surrounds, it is critical that the capacity key elements of the network (such as the Airport to CBD and the CBD to Macquarie Park sections) are addressed.

Sydney Metro: City & Southwest Upgrade Timeline

Sydney Metro: City & Southwest - Construction: 2017

Sydney Metro: City & Southwest - Completion Date: 2024

Sydney Metro: City & Southwest- Timeframe: 0-5 yearsfree-registration-cta


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