Behind the fence: look into the future


Sydney Metro Northwest project cost

3,287 solar panels installed

at Sydney Metro Trains Facility, Rouse Hill generating approximately 1.5 million kilowatt hours of electricity per year.


31 new state of the art, fully accessible metro stations

How many doors will open when train stops at the station


36 doors will open when the train stops

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Tunnel length

2.8 km Sydney Harbour Tunnel

9 km North Connex

31 km New Sydney Metro tunnels

Australia’s longest railway tunnels
Rouse Hill Cable Stay Bridge

Our new railway bridge at Rouse Hill

is supported by 127 steel cables, stretches 173 long and reaches 45m high.

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How long is the skytrain (km)?

The skytrain is 4 kilometres long

How many piers?

The skytrain has 130 peirs, spaced 39 metres apart

Quiz finished.


Hours worked to date: May 2018

Travel Calculator

The travel calculator calculates the number of minutes for a journey during stage 1 and stage 2 of the Sydney Metro development. Select a stage and search for a start and end location to find out how many minutes it will take below. The number of minutes is displayed below.


Historical finds: White Hart Inn

Heritage work for the skytrain section of Sydney Metro Northwest uncovered the ruins of an early 19th-century Sydney inn.

Sydney Metro Northwest tunnels


15 km Twin tunnels from Bella Vista to Epping


3600 tonnes of concrete made 100,000 segments that line the twin rail tunnels


100,000 concrete segments made 16,000 concrete rings

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"WAHROONGA: 1 of 3 northbound lanes is closed on the M1 Pacific Mwy approaching Edgeworth David Ave due to a truck c…"

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"All westbound lanes have reopened. Allow extra time as delays ease."

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"NORTHMEAD: 3 of 4 westbound lanes of Cumberland Hwy are closed just past Kleins Rd due to a multi-vehicle crash. Th…"

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"The breakdown has been moved so the on-ramp has reopened."

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"This crash has been cleared and all eastbound lanes are open again."

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"WOOLLOOMOOLOO: Cross City Tunnel southbound on-ramp to the Eastern Distributor is closed due to a truck breakdown.…"

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"BLAKEHURST: 2 of 5 northbound lanes are closed on the Princes Hwy approaching King Georges Rd due to a gas leak. Exercise caution."

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"RYDALMERE: 1 of 3 eastbound lanes is closed on Victoria Rd at Silverwater Rd due to a bus and car crash. Slow down and exercise caution."

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"Bringelly Rd has reopened eastbound but traffic is still heavy in both directions so continue to expect delays."


4.4 million tonnes of crushed rock generated from tunneling on Sydney Metro Northwest was reused

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