THE NSW Government has identified more stops for the Sydney Metro West, which will allow faster travel between Sydney and Parramatta from the second half of the 2020s.
In addition to stations at Parramatta, Sydney Olympic Park, The Bays Precinct, and Sydney CBD, Sydney Metro West will now include:
- A new underground metro station at Westmead; and
- 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.
The NSW Government is exploring options for metro stations at Camellia or Rydalmere, North Burwood or Five Dock, Kings Bay, and Pyrmont.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian said after extensive community and industry consultation, the NSW Government has identified the two latest 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."
Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance added there is a balance between the number of stops and the travel time from Parramatta to the Sydney CBD.
"That's why we will work through the intermediate stop options with the community and industry before coming to a final decision," Mr Constance said.
"The NSW Government will also safeguard the ability to extend Sydney Metro to the west beyond Westmead, for example as part of a future East-West connection to Western Sydney Aerotropolis, and the south east of the Sydney CBD via Zetland."
The first Sydney Metro line opens next year, with Sydney Metro Northwest to extend between Rouse Hill and Chatswood and allow customers to catch a train every four minutes in the peak from 13 metro stations between Rouse Hill and Chatswood.
The NSW Government is also delivering the City and South West metro line, with new underground CBD metro stations at Barangaroo, Martin Place, Pitt Street and Central. These new stations will all open in 2024 when Sydney Metro is extended into the city from the North West.