About Sydney Metro

Sydney Metro is Australia’s biggest public transport project.

In 2024, Sydney will have 31 metro stations and more than 66 kilometres of new metro rail, revolutionising the way Australia’s biggest city travels.

By the end of the decade, the network will be expanded to include 46 stations and more than 113 kilometres of world-class metro for Sydney.  

Metro means a new generation of world-class fast, safe and reliable trains easily connecting customers to where they want to go. Customers don’t need timetables – they just turn up and go.

Technology will keep customers connected at all stages of their journey, from:

  • planning at home using smart phone travel apps
  • real time journey information at metro stations and on board trains
  • accessing information and other public transport to help get to their final destination after they leave the train.

This approach will help customers achieve their daily tasks, whether it’s getting to work, meetings, school or education, sport, a day out or running errands and of course, getting home.

Connecting Sydney

When Sydney Metro is extended into the central business district (CBD) and beyond in 2024, metro rail will run from Sydney’s booming North West region under Sydney Harbour, through new underground stations in the CBD and beyond to the south west.

There will be ultimate capacity for a metro train every two minutes in each direction under the city, a level of service never before seen in Sydney. Sydney’s new metro railway will have a target capacity of about 40,000 customers per hour, similar to other metro systems worldwide. Sydney’s current suburban system can reliably carry 24,000 people an hour per line.

Sydney Metro, together with signalling and infrastructure upgrades across the existing Sydney rail network, will increase the capacity of train services entering the Sydney CBD – from about 120 an hour today to up to 200 services beyond 2024. That’s an increase of up to 60 per cent capacity across the network to meet demand. 

What Sydney Metro means for you

Sydney Metro Northwest

Sydney’s first metro line, the Metro North West, opened on 26 May 2019. Services at the 13 metro stations operate every four minutes in the peak in each direction on Australia’s first driverless railway. The line is being extended into the Sydney CBD and beyond, to open in 2024.

For all operational information and service information, go here https://transportnsw.info/travel-info/ways-to-get-around/metro#/

Sydney Metro City and Southwest

A 30 kilometre extension of metro rail from the end of Sydney Metro Northwest at Chatswood under Sydney Harbour, through new CBD stations and south west to Bankstown. It is due to open in 2024 with seven new metro stations and 11 upgraded stations.

Sydney Metro West

Sydney Metro West will link Greater Parramatta and Sydney CBDs and communities along the way, servicing the key precincts of Sydney Olympic Park, The Bays Precinct, Parramatta, Westmead and the Sydney CBD. Construction will continue into the second half of the 2020s. Construction has started and the first of three tunnelling contracts is expected to be awarded in the middle of this year.

Sydney Metro - Western Sydney Airport

The railway servicing the new Western Sydney International Airport and Western Sydney Aerotropolis. To open at the same time as airline passenger services start. Construction started in late 2020.

Bella Vista Station

Bella Vista Station
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Tunnelling completed

Stage 1 Northwest

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Start station construction

Stage 1 Northwest

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Environment Impact Statement

Stage 2 Chatswood to Sydenham

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Bankstown Line conversion planning

Stage 2 City & Southwest

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Award tunnelling contract

Stage 2 City & Southwest

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Arrival of first metro train
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First TBM in the ground

Stage 2 City & Southwest

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Upgrade and conversion

Epping to Chatswood railway

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Stage 1 Northwest open
Tunnelling completed

Stage 2 City & Southwest

Construction starts

Sydney Metro West

Construction starts

Sydney Metro - Western Sydney Airport

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Stage 2 City & Southwest open

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