Delivering Sydney’s first metro and Australia’s first autonomous train on time and on budget. Metro services are high-frequency, driverless trains, which can quickly take you between Tallawong Station and Chatswood Station. Sydney Metro is a rapid transit system located in Sydney, Australia. Landcom and Sydney Metro are working together on the long-term planning and development of government owned land surrounding the new Metro North West Line stations. 3,000 new parking spaces are provided across proposed carparks at Cherrybrook, Hills Showground and Kellyville stations.[20]. [40] On 10 March 2002, Transport Minister Carl Scully released a report detailing the preferred route alignment. [42][43] The consultation received 118 written submissions, 73% of which were in favour of the project proceeding, and only 5% strongly opposed the project. The 4000 new spaces will open when services start in the middle of this year. Previously there were long-term plans to extend the proposed heavy-rail North West Rail Link to meet the existing Richmond railway line near Vineyard. Sydney Metro is a new standalone railway which will include 39 metro stations and more than 90km of new metro rail, from Rouse Hill to Bankstown through Sydney’s CBD and from Westmead to Sydney’s CBD. [76] The refusal dates back to a promise made during the 2010 Federal election campaign, when Gillard's Australian Labor Party announced the federal government would fund 80 per cent ($2.1 billion) of the construction of the Parramatta to Epping rail link if it were re-elected at the 2010 Federal election. Select a stage and search for a start and end location to find out how many minutes it will take below. [37] According to Member for The Hills, Michael Richardson, the Premier Bob Carr effectively confirmed that the Epping to Castle Hill rail link was dead during a session of Parliament on 27 March 2001 when he refused to answer a specific question about the details of the proposed rail link. Landcom and Sydney Metro are working together on the long-term planning and development of government owned land surrounding the new Metro North West Line stations. Currently system consists of 13 stations and one line called Sydney Metro Northwest. The cost of the line dubbed "Sydney Metro Western Sydney Airport" has been estimated at about $8 billion. [31] This led to a deadlock between the State Government and Baulkham Hills Shire Council regarding construction of the $200 million Mungerie Park industrial and residential development at Kellyville. They are open to the sky, but below ground level. Map: Chatswood 2067. The completion date for the Parramatta to Epping section of the original Parramatta to Chatswood link was unspecified, which meant that the North West rail link proposal was effectively deferred indefinitely—it would not be built until the Parramatta to Chatswood link was completed. The new line runs from Hornsby to Hornsby or Berowra (loop) via Epping, Strathfield, Central, Chatswood and Gordon. The rail link opened for passenger service on 26 May 2019, with the Metro North West Line running along the entire length of the link. [11] At least 150 boreholes with a diameter of up to 15 centimetres (5.9 in) will be drilled up to 75 metres (246 ft) deep along the proposed alignment between Epping and Rouse Hill in order to develop an understanding of the geological profile. The line was announced, cancelled and re-announced several times beginning in the 1990s. Sydney Metro information about timetables, fares, accessibility, safety, travel courtesy, travel with children, prams and animals. [30] At the time, the proposal was for a $360 million heavy rail connection from Epping to Castle Hill, with potential extension to Mungerie Park and Rouse Hill after 2010. Sydney Metro is a new standalone railway which will include 39 metro stations and more than 90km of new metro rail, from Rouse Hill to Bankstown through Sydney’s CBD and from Westmead to Sydney’s CBD. [67][68] The first six tenders were for financial services, geotechnical investigations, integrated transport and land use studies, scheduling and program support, legal services, and master planning and urban design. Sydney commuters will get to ride the city's first driverless train when the Northwest Metro line opens to the public on May 26. Three major contracts were awarded in 2013 and 2014 to deliver and operate Sydney Metro Northwest. Sydney’s first metro line, the Metro Northwest, opened on 26 May 2019 and extends from Rouse Hill to Chatswood. A drilling rig was set up in a park opposite the Castle Towers shopping centre at Castle Hill, where one of the underground stations will be built. While Sydneysiders regularly heave a collective sigh over train delays and bungled public transport developments (read: the Light Rail), there is a glimmer of hope on the horizon of shared transportation. The latest version of the original proposal proposed to connect the North West Rail Link alignment to the Epping to Chatswood Rail Link via a tunnel between Epping and Franklin Road (now Cherrybrook) stations, whereas the earliest version of the original proposal had the route alignment connect with the existing Northern Line north of Cheltenham. In August 2010 the State Government applied to Infrastructure Australia for funding to accelerate the delivery of the project, but no funding was granted.[20]. [42] Various studies in support of the Epping to Castle Hill link were made during 2003; most of this work related to the proposed alignment of the route. After its original announcement in 1998 for completion in 2010 as part of the Action for Transport 2010 plan, in 2006 the schedule was revised for completion in 2017 and later brought forward to a staged plan for train services to Castle Hill and Hills Centre in 2015, and to Rouse Hill by 2017. [64] The tender documents indicate the Government's desire to appoint a financial adviser to examine the possibility of securing funding from private sources. Sydney’s North West is becoming an increasingly popular place to live. News reports from March 2001 suggested that cost estimates for the Action for Transport 2010 plan had blown out so much that the scope of the plan was now reduced to an Epping to Chatswood rail link due for completion in 2008. Planning for the original North West Rail Link which later became Sydney Metro Northwest was a long and complex affair. [60] All trains would terminate at Chatswood, with passengers required to change to North Shore line trains to continue to the city. On 23 October 2008, the month-old Rees government announced the CBD Metro, a shortened version of the North West Metro which would run from Rozelle to Central station, and the project was submitted to Infrastructure Australia for funding. School travel; Accessible travel; Safety and security; Travel offences and fines; Prams and young children; Regional travel Toggle Regional travel sub navigation. In addition Sydney Trains introduced new timetables with extra train services on the North Shore Line to and from the Northern and Western lines with the Central to Epping via Strathfield section extended to Hornsby. The Sydney Metro Northwest Urban Corridor consists of eight station precincts along the new Sydney Metro Northwest, part of the NSW Government's Sydney Metro project. The Sydney Metro network will have three types of stations: Underground stations stations such as Crows Nest, Barangaroo, Castle Hill and Hills Showground are built underground in tunnels using a ‘cut and cover’ approach. Detailed City Map Sydney3600 x 2481 - 1169.05k - png. In March 2008, the Government changed the project to a metro line dubbed the North West Metro as part of the Metro Link, and expanded the line to run all the way to the Sydney CBD via the suburbs of Ryde, Gladesville, Drummoyne and Pyrmont. Following his victory in the NSW state election on 26 March 2011, newly elected Premier Barry O'Farrell announced that his first order of business would be to start construction on the North West Rail Link. [73][74][75], The Gillard Federal Government refused to commit any funding to the North West Rail Link because it favoured completion of the Parramatta to Epping section of the Parramatta to Chatswood route. [27], A scoping study into rail investment to service Western Sydney and the proposed Western Sydney Airport was announced by the New South Wales and Australian governments in November 2015. Sydney Metro has reviewed the submissions and prepared a Submissions Report to respond to issues raised. 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