About Sydney Metro City & Southwest
Chatswood to Sydenham
The Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the tunnels between Chatswood to Sydenham was exhibited in May and June 2016. Over 300 submissions were received and responded to in the Submissions and Preferred Project Report submitted to the Department of Planning and Environment in October.
Project approval was received on 10 January, 2017 with early works now underway.
The first of five tunnel boring machines will be in the ground before the end of 2018 to deliver new 15.5-kilometre twin railway tunnels between the end of Sydney Metro Northwest at Chatswood and Sydenham.
New stations will be delivered at Crows Nest, Victoria Cross, Barangaroo, Martin Place, Pitt Street and Waterloo along with new underground platforms at Central Station.
Sydenham to Bankstown
The T3 Bankstown Line is being upgraded and converted to metro between Sydenham and Bankstown with all stations to be fully accessible with lifts and level access between platforms and trains.
The EIS was on public exhibition from 13 September to 8 November 2017. Sydney Metro will collate the responses received and release a Submissions and Preferred Infrastructure Report in 2018. You can view an overview of the EIS here.
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
- An air-conditioned metro train every four minutes in the peak
- Fully accessible stations including lifts
- Improved CCTV surveillance, platform screen doors, platforms level with train floors, minimal gaps between platforms and trains
- New or upgraded concourses and new station entries
- Improved station interchange facilities
- All trains stopping at all local stations – no waiting for the right train
- Less time spent waiting due to higher frequency services
- Safe and efficient connections during the peak and non-peak periods between key centres along the T3 Bankstown Line
- Reduced travel times to key employment and education precincts
- New, direct and fast services to Martin Place, Barangaroo, North Sydney, Chatswood and Macquarie Park
- Interchanges to other rail services at Sydenham, Central and Martin Place.
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Room for 100,000 extra customers across Sydney
Sydney Metro, together with signalling and infrastructure upgrades across the existing network, will increase the capacity of train services across Sydney from about 120 an hour today, to up to 200 services an hour beyond 2024.
After the conversion, metro trains from Bankstown will run at least every four minutes in the peak, or 15 trains an hour.
The metro network will be fully segregated from the existing Sydney Trains network between Sydenham and Bankstown, improving the reliability of services on the line. Interchange between Sydney Metro and Sydney Trains at both locations will be provided, with improvements to station way-finding and signage.