New Sydney Metro stations

All new rail stations in Sydney’s south west will become major stops for bus services

New Sydney Metro stations
An artists impression of the new Sydney Metro station at Barangaroo

Six brand new rail stations servicing the new Sydney Metro rail network will also become major stops for bus services once complete, the New South Wales (NSW) Government announced this week.

Work on the tunnels required for stage two of the new 65 kilometres rail line will not start until late 2018.

This stage involves the creation of twin tunnels from Chatswood to Sydenham and new stations at Crows Nest, Victoria Cross, Barangaroo, Martin Place, Pitt Street and an underground station at Sydney Central linking to existing intercity and suburban rail services.

"This new high capacity metro line will be able to move more people across the harbour in the busiest hour of the peak than the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Harbour Tunnel combined," NSW minister for transport and infrastructure Andrew Constance says.

"Sydney Metro will deliver turn up and go rail services with more than 65 kilometres of new metro rail on a standalone line."

The NSW Government is also conducting ongoing investigations into a seventh metro station at either Waterloo or Sydney University.

Extending the new metro rail line from Bankstown to Liverpool, which could cut travel times to the CBD by up to 15 minutes and reduce crowding on the existing line will also be considered.

Construction of stage one, focusing on Sydney’s north western suburbs, is now more than half-complete and due to start passenger services in 2019.

This week’s announcement marks the start of the planning process for stage two, which focuses on the CBD and inner south western suburbs and a State Significant Infrastructure Application will be lodged later this week confirming the new metro route.

An industry briefing will be held next month to provide an update on the new project scope and proposed delivery method.

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