Sydney’s first metro train has arrived and is getting ready to hit the tracks and revolutionise public transport in Australia.
The six carriages of the first metro train have arrived at the Sydney Metro Trains Facility at Rouse Hill and will be prepared for testing over the coming months.
In two years, people living in the North West will get a train every four minutes in the peak in each direction, a level of service never before see in Australia.
Services will extend into the CBD by 2024. Sydney Metro will have an ultimate capacity of a metro train every two minutes in each direction under the city.
The $8.3 billion Sydney Metro Northwest project is Stage 1 of Sydney Metro, which will be the first fully-automated metro rail system in Australia.
Sydney Metro Northwest includes eight new metro stations, five existing stations upgraded to metro standards and 4,000 new commuter car parking spaces.