Two new metro stations have been confirmed at Pyrmont and at Hunter Street in the Sydney central business district on the Sydney Metro West project.
The new Hunter Street Station will have entrances on the corner of Hunter and George streets, and Bligh and O’Connell streets, connecting customers to suburban rail lines as well as light rail.
It is strategically located in the heart of Sydney, allowing commuters to easily connect to Sydney Trains at Wynyard and Martin Place, and Sydney Metro at Martin Place.
The future Pyrmont Station will be located between Pyrmont Bridge Road and Union Street, providing easy access to Pyrmont Bridge.
Sydney Metro West connect Parramatta to the CBD in around 20 minutes and will double rail capacity between Greater Parramatta and the Sydney CBD.
Faster journeys include:
- Sports fans will be able to get from Bondi Junction to the new metro station at Sydney Olympic Park in just 27 minutes, compared to 56 minutes now;
- 12 minutes faster from Burwood North to North Sydney (Victoria Cross metro station) return - about 20 minutes (with interchange) using Sydney Metro, compared to about 32 minutes now (with interchange);
- Save 32 minutes a day from Castle Hill to Pyrmont - about 42 minutes (with interchange) using Sydney Metro compared to about 58 minutes now (with interchange);
- 14 minutes faster from Blacktown to Sydney Olympic Park - about 20 minutes (with interchange) using Sydney Trains and Sydney Metro compared to about 34 minutes now (with interchange).
Sydney Metro is liaising with the impacted owners and tenants of 11 commercial buildings in the CBD and another two commercial buildings in Pyrmont.
Pyrmont and Hunter Street now join the other station locations which have been confirmed for Sydney Metro West - Westmead, Parramatta, Sydney Olympic Park, North Strathfield, Burwood North, Five Dock and The Bays.
The first major tunnelling contract for the Sydney Metro West project is expected to be awarded in the middle of this year – with tunnel boring machines to be in the ground by the end of next year.