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The Sydney Metro Prioject: What You Need To Know

The Sydney Metro Prioject: What You Need To Know

06 Jun 10:00 by

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Earlier this year, stage two of the Sydney Metro project was approved, which will see seven new underground stations stretch from Waterloo through to Barangaroo, however there is still debate as to whether this will address any of the issues currently facing city commuters.

 

What is it?

They Sydney Metro project is aimed at expanding the current Sydney city public transport system, reduce travel time, and connect areas that were previously neglected.
 

It will include two twin rail tunnels under Sydney Harbour and through the CBD; seven new metro rail stations throughout Sydney’s CBD, Inner West, and North Sydney; and 16.5km of new metro rail between Chatswood and Sydenham.

 

When will it be completed?

The project will be approved and completed in stages, with stage one and two approved thus far.
 

Stage one, an $8bn link from the Hills District to Chatswood, is already under construction and due to open in 2019.
 

Stage Two has now been approved (Metro line from Chatswood, under the Harbour, and through the CBD to Sydenham and Bankstown) but a completion date is yet to be announced.
 

Stage three is expected to be a rail line from Sydenham to the Sydney’s south west, taking over the current Bankstown line, however this has yet to be approved.

 

How will it affect Sydney City?

Public feedback has helped shape the construction of the new Metro lines, aiming to reduce the congestion of the current system and reduce travel times throughout the greater Sydney region. In addition to the rail line, there is also an underground pedestrian link from Martin Place Station to O’Connell Street that is already in the planning phase, aimed at improving pedestrian access to various locations throughout the Sydney CBD.
 

There is still debate as to whether this is the solution to Sydney’s multiple transport issues, with some believing it to be an expensive solution that will not necessarily solve the core issues. 
 

Earlier this year, stage two of the Sydney Metro project was approved, which will see seven new underground stations stretch from Waterloo through to Barangaroo, however there is still debate as to whether this will address any of the issues currently facing city commuters.