Sydney Metro Heads West

Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Public transport users in Sydney’s west are the big winners the morning. The NSW government have finally confirmed seven new train stations that will make up the Metro West.

New underground stations are set to be built in Parramatta, Westmead, Olympic Park, Burwood North, Five Dock, The Bays precinct, and North Strathfield.

The Metro West project will link the harbour city’s CBD’s directly to its fastest growing business center at Parramatta. It’s a move the NSW government hopes will ease congestion on Parramatta Road and the M4 Motorway, two of Sydney’s busiest roads .

With the proposed rail line being entirely underground, building the new metro will involve tunneling all the way from Central out to Westmead. The NSW government has yet to release the projected cost of the project though. After the cost blow out of the ongoing light rail project it may keep its cards close to its chest for some time to come.

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