About Sydney Metro
Sydney Metro is Australia’s biggest public transport project.
By 2030, Sydney will have a network of four metro lines, 46 stations and 113km of new metro rail.
Sydney Metro is revolutionising how Australia’s biggest city travels, connecting Sydney’s north west, west, south west and greater west to fast, reliable turn-up-and-go metro services with fully accessible stations.
The metro program includes the operational Metro North West Line and three projects under construction:
Sydney Metro enhances public spaces with vibrant transport precincts, acting as a catalyst for renewal and better connections.
The metro program creates and supports new communities, improves amenity, and delivers new integrated station developments.
Sydney Metro is Australia’s most technologically advanced railway, and is Australia’s only fully-accessible, driverless train service.
When Sydney Metro is extended into the central business district in 2024, metro rail will run from Sydney’s booming North West region under Sydney Harbour, through new underground stations in the CBD.
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.
Customers are at the centre of Sydney Metro, including the 21st century design of new railway stations, interchanges and precincts.
Sydney Metro Review announced
The NSW Government has announced a comprehensive and independent review into the Sydney Metro project, the Sydney Metro Review.
The Sydney Metro Review will examine value for money, delivery models, project governance and passenger impacts. It will evaluate the delivery of Sydney Metro to date, the current state of progress against delivery targets and make recommendations for getting the maximum value out of the project, including looking at better land use, urban renewal and better integration with the wider transport network.
Sydney Metro has a role in creating vibrant new communities, enhancing existing places, delivering integrated station developments and acting as a catalyst for urban renewal.
The review will be conducted by Mr Mike Mrdak, who is currently Chair at the New South Wales Regional Growth Corporation, and Chair at the Airport Development Group. Deputy Chair of the review will be Amanda Yeates, CEO of SunCentral.
The Review will engage with key stakeholders, seeking their views and input. These stakeholders include:
- Sydney Metro
- Transport for NSW
- Infrastructure NSW
- other key stakeholders in NSW Government and industry.
Initial findings and recommendations will be delivered to support the 2023-24 NSW State budget. Final findings and recommendations will be tabled by end of 2023 for consideration by Cabinet.
Metro North West Line
Sydney’s first metro, the Metro North West Line, opened on 26 May 2019. Services at the 13 metro stations operate every four minutes in the peak in each direction on Australia’s first driverless railway. The line is being extended into the Sydney CBD to open in 2024.
For all operational information and service information, visit https://transportnsw.info/travel-info/ways-to-get-around/metro#/
Sydney Metro is committed to working with local organisations, businesses and communities to support longer term placemaking initiatives that help create outstanding public spaces for people to enjoy. A biodiversity trial is currently underway at the Hills Showground Station plaza, located on the Sydney Metro North West Line.
The trial involves the planting and monitoring of more than 100 varieties of groundcover vegetation, with an emphasis on native plant species. The intention of the trial is to determine which plant varieties are the most resilient, require low levels of regular maintenance and prove to be a cost-effective alternative to conventional plantings.The findings from the trial will inform the design of other public landscapes across Sydney. View the Sydney Metro planting trials poster.
Sydney Metro City & Southwest
A 30 kilometre extension of metro rail from the end of Metro North West Line at Chatswood under Sydney Harbour, through new CBD stations and south west to Bankstown. It is due to open between Chatswood and the Sydney CBD in 2024.
Sydney Metro West
The 24-kilometre metro line doubling rail capacity between Greater Parramatta and the Sydney CBD, linking new communities to rail services and supporting employment growth and housing supply. Stations are confirmed at Westmead, Parramatta, Sydney Olympic Park, North Strathfield, Burwood North, Five Dock, The Bays, Pyrmont and Hunter Street in the Sydney CBD.
Construction started in 2020, with the project on track to be completed by 2030.
Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport
The railway servicing the new Western Sydney International Airport and Western Sydney Aerotropolis. To open at the same time as airline passenger services start. Construction started in late 2020.