Sydney’s new metro train has passed a historic test – crossing the new landmark railway bridge over Windsor Road at Rouse Hill.
Testing over Windsor Road and on to the skytrain towards the new Kellyville Station signals an expansion of the metro train testing program beyond Sydney Metro HQ at Rouse Hill.
Trains will initially be tested at 60km/h on the skytrain before they are tested at up to 100km/h.
Train testing will then progress into the new twin 15km railway tunnels between Bella Vista and Epping.
- There has been about 10,000 kilometres of train testing at Rouse Hill;
- 44 kilometres of overhead wiring has been installed on the Sydney Metro Northwest project, out of a total of about 78 kilometres; and
- Nine out of 22 trains have been delivered.
The Windsor Road railway bridge, similar in design to Sydney’s Anzac Bridge, is the first cable-stayed railway bridge built on a curve in Australia.
The bridge was a design solution following community feedback, which means any future upgrade of the Windsor Road and Schofields Road intersection will not be impacted by the new metro railway.