The first kilometre of railway track has been laid in Australia’s longest railway tunnels – another major step forward on Sydney Metro, Australia’s biggest public transport project.
The tracks have been laid 20m underground in the west-bound tunnel at Norwest.
So far, six kilometres of track has been installed across the Sydney Metro Northwest project, which is Stage 1 of Sydney Metro.
Altogether about 55km of tracks will be laid between Rouse Hill and Epping in Sydney Metro Northwest.
The twin 15km railway tunnels between Bella Vista and Epping – the longest ever built in Australia – were completed last year and handed over 10 months early to the next contractor.
This allowed the next stage of the project delivery to occur, including laying railway tracks, installing overhead wiring and building the new world-class metro stations.
Norwest Station includes a new underground pedestrian link below Norwest Boulevard, making it easier for customers to get to the station from nearby areas.