About Sydney Metro City & Southwest
Stage 2 of Sydney Metro will extend metro rail from Sydney’s booming North West region, beneath Sydney Harbour, through new underground central business district (CBD) stations and beyond to Bankstown.
The project includes seven new modern metro stations that will be fully accessible for people with a disability, prams and children, including level access between platforms and trains. The existing Bankstown Line between Bankstown and Sydenham will be upgraded and converted to metro standards, increasing services from eight an hour in the peak to 15 new metro trains every hour with real time information at metro stations and on board trains.
Services on Sydney Metro City & Southwest are expected to start in 2024.The first of five tunnel boring machines (TBMs) will be in the ground before the end of 2018 to deliver new 15.5km twin railway tunnels from the end of Sydney Metro Northwest at Chatswood to Sydenham.
February 2016 update
Martin Place Station: located in the heart of Sydney’s CBD
Crows Nest Station: new metro rail access to the Crows Nest residential area
Barangaroo Station: servicing Sydney’s newest business hub
Central Station: fully connected with other modes of transport
The Chatswood to Sydenham component of the project includes the construction and operation of a new metro rail line from Chatswood, under Sydney Harbour through Sydney’s CBD to Sydenham.
The project will deliver seven new metro stations, at:
- Crows Nest
- Victoria Cross
- Martin Place
- Pitt Street
- Central Station (new underground platforms)
The twin railway tunnels between Chatswood and Sydenham will be delivered using five tunnel boring machines, including a specialised TBM under Sydney Harbour due to the rock conditions at the bottom of the Harbour. The first TBM will be in the ground before the end of 2018.
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|Station excavation and structual works|
|Services facility excavation and structural works|
|Tunnel fit out|
|Station construction and fit out|
|Services facility construction and fit out|
|Testing and commissioning|
Project planning and approval
The Sydney Metro City & Southwest project was divided into two areas for planning approvals:
- Chatswood to Sydenham planning approval.
- Sydenham to Bankstown planning approval.
Planning approval was received for the Chatswood to Sydenham component of the project.
The planning process has commenced for Sydenham to Bankstown. Sydney Metro is currently preparing the Sydenham to Bankstown EIS for public exhibition in 2017.
See the Chatswood to Sydenham Environmental Impact Statement Summary (PDF 20.2MB) for more information.