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Oct

Sydney Metro track laying steams ahead

17.10.2016

Almost 5 kilometres of railway tracks have been laid.

Major milestones have been reached at Sydney Metro HQ at Rouse Hill, including:

  • almost 5 kilometres of railway tracks have been laid
  • more than 5,000 sleepers are in place
  • 13,000 tonnes of rock ballast have been laid 
  • more than 2.5 kilometres of overhead wiring has been installed.

Work is also rapidly progressing on maintenance building at the Sydney Metro Train Facility at Rouse Hill, which will be the new headquarters for Sydney Metro operations when services start in the first half of 2019.

By the end of the project 19 kilometres of steel will be laid at the site, and 108 kilometres of railway steel will be used across the entire Sydney Metro Northwest project.

The Sydney Metro Trains Facility will house the operations centre for the new fully-automated standalone metro railway and is also where the new train fleet will be stabled and maintained.

When services start in 2019, a total of 22 metro trains will be located on-site.

When Stage 2 of Sydney Metro is operational in 2024, including under Sydney Harbour and through the Central Business District (CBD), the Rouse Hill facility will also maintain the extra trains needed to service the entire 66 kilometre line to Bankstown.

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