State Government Projects

Sydney Metro

Sydney Metro NorthwestSydney Metro is Australia’s largest public transport infrastructure project - a new standalone railway network that will deliver 31 metro stations and more than 65 kilometres of new metro rail for Australia’s biggest city. Sydney Metro will revolutionise the way Sydney travels.

Sydney Metro Northwest, formerly the North West Rail Link, is the first stage of Sydney Metro. Sydney Metro City & Southwest is the second stage.

Services start in the first half of 2019 using Sydney’s new generation of fully–automated metro trains.

From Sydney’s booming North West region, metro rail will run under Sydney Harbour, through new underground stations in the CBD and beyond to Bankstown in the south west.

Customers won’t need a timetable when Sydney Metro opens – they’ll just be able to turn up and go.

When Sydney Metro is extended into the CBD and beyond in 2024, there will be ultimate capacity for a metro train every two minutes in each direction under the city – a level of service never before seen in Sydney.

Sydney’s new metro railway will have a target capacity of about 40,000 customers per hour, similar to other metro systems worldwide. Sydney’s current suburban system can reliably carry 24,000 people an hour per line.

Sydney Metro, together with signalling and infrastructure upgrades across the existing Sydney rail network, will increase the capacity of train services entering the Sydney CBD – from about 120 an hour today to up to 200 services beyond 2024. That’s an increase of up to 60 per cent capacity across the network.