Work powers ahead for Western Sydney Airport Metro line

Western Sydney Airport metro

NSW, viaduct, Western Sydney Airport,

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Construction works are powering ahead on the Western Sydney Airport Metro line, with nearly 1km of a new bridge between Orchard Hills and Luddenham completed.

The bridge, consisting of 36 piers, one every 28 to 40 metres, and 308 concrete segments will be 3.5-kilometre long as part of the new Western Sydney Airport metro line.

The foundation for the new metro station at Luddenham is also complete, ready for work on the station build to commence next month.

Situated up to 13.5 metres above ground, Luddenham Station will be the only station on the new line located on a viaduct. 

Work on the remaining part of the metro line is also in full swing, with four tunnel boring machines excavating the 9.8-kilometre tunnels and earthworks underway to complete sections of the railway at ground level.

“This project represents a massive opportunity for NSW, driving billions of dollars worth of investment and thousands of new jobs in this growing region of Western Sydney,” says NSW Premier Chris Minns.

“Since being elected the NSW Government has worked tirelessly to cut red tape to drive development while charging ahead with the construction of Australia’s largest public transport project,” says NSW Premier Chris Minns.

The Metro line’s six new stations will also become a crucial connection for workers and travellers making their way to Western Sydney’s new international airport and surrounding areas.

“Making progress on Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport is vital for Western Sydney residents, and the greater Sydney economy,” says Deputy Premier and Minister for Western Sydney Prue Car.

“This project will not only improve public transport access to the future Western Sydney Airport, it’s also delivering major economic stimulus for Western Sydney, supporting more than 14,000 jobs,” says Deputy Premier and Minister for Western Sydney Prue Car.

“There’s more to do, but I am delighted to see progress being made on this world class infrastructure project, which will benefit our local communities for generations to come,” says Deputy Premier and Minister for Western Sydney Prue Car.

The NSW Government has already approved a number of major projects in the region including data centres at Huntingwood and Kemps Creek, each worth over $1 billion.

Significant investment is also being driven into the area surrounding Luddenham Metro Station with Sydney Water nearing construction completion of an Integrated Water Recycling Hub.

“Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport will become the new transport spine for Greater Western Sydney connecting travellers from the new airport to a growing region and the rest of Sydney’s public transport system,” says Minister for Transport Jo Haylen.

“People will be able to step off a plane and onto a train as soon as the airport opens its doors,” says Minister for Transport Jo Haylen.

“When complete, Luddenham Station will deliver a rail service to the future research, innovation and commercial precinct in Luddenham and provide world-class travel for people in an area with limited public transport options,” says Minister for Transport Jo Haylen.

The government continues to work to cut red tape imposed by the former government on development, further driving the creation of jobs in this growing region of Sydney.

Click here to find out more about Luddenham Station.

Source: © NSW Government 2024

Image Source: © Sydney Metro 2024

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