Behind the fence: look into the future


Sydney Metro Northwest project cost

3,287 solar panels installed

at Sydney Metro Trains Facility, Rouse Hill generating approximately 1.5 million kilowatt hours of electricity per year.


31 new state of the art, fully accessible metro stations

How many doors will open when train stops at the station


36 doors will open when the train stops

Quiz finished.

Tunnel length

2.8 km Sydney Harbour Tunnel

9 km North Connex

31 km New Sydney Metro tunnels

Australia’s longest railway tunnels

Major award win for our railway bridge

Our Sydney Metro railway bridge is 270m long.

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How long is the skytrain (km)?

The skytrain is 4 kilometres long

How many piers?

The skytrain has 130 peirs, spaced 39 metres apart

Quiz finished.


Hours worked to date: March 2019

Travel Calculator

The travel calculator calculates the number of minutes for a journey during stage 1 and stage 2 of the Sydney Metro development. Select a stage and search for a start and end location to find out how many minutes it will take below. The number of minutes is displayed below.


Historical finds: White Hart Inn

Heritage work for the skytrain section of Sydney Metro Northwest uncovered the ruins of an early 19th-century Sydney inn.

Sydney Metro Northwest tunnels


15 km Twin tunnels from Bella Vista to Epping


3600 tonnes of concrete made 100,000 segments that line the twin rail tunnels


100,000 concrete segments made 16,000 concrete rings

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"Thursday morning, wonderful weather. Walking from Hornsby station, through the weekly Organic Market. People are talking positively about a new driverless train that are run by operators in a control room at Rouse Hill. They understand it's about to start taking passengers. No one seems at all concerned by anything, other than how soon they can start using it."

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"The future of Sydney public transport is exciting and finally catching up with other great cities."

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"Fantastic. I'll be on it. Should make a 2 hour bus trip down to under an hour. Without getting on an annoying bus."

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"Wow, looks Fantastic. Looking forward to it."

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"I think this is great. Wynyard is a good example of how old stations can be transformed into functional accessible ones. Looks like Central will be as good, if not better."

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"A world class look"

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"Much needed upgrade ... looks brilliant!"

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"Looks magnificent, and it'll be worth the wait in the end. The construction of this metro railway, and the rejuvenation of Central station, is the best thing that's happened here in decades. With every infrastructure project will of course come criticism, but that's inevitable. Regardless however, I hope the team at Metro stands firm with what they aim to achieve - to deliver a transport system that will be beneficial for Sydney for decades to come."

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"Looks Magnificent. Can€™t wait for opening day."

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"Yes! Can't wait for this to kick off. The stations will look amazing when it's all finished (plus having lifts will be great!). And changing between Light Rail and Metro more easily at Dulwich Hill will be a bonus :)"

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"PENNANT HILLS: 1 of 3 southbound lanes closed on Pennant Hills Rd near The Crescent due to a truck breakdown. Allow…"

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"SYDNEY CBD: All southbound lanes have reopened on Elizabeth St after an earlier bus & car crash near Park St."

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"SYDNEY CBD: 1 of 2 southbound lanes closed on Elizabeth St due to a bus & car crash near Park St. Exercise caution & allow extra time."

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"All westbound lanes have reopened. Continue to allow extra time as heavy traffic eases."

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"BEVERLY HILLS: Southbound & northbound traffic's returning to normal on King Georges Rd near Shorter Ave after an earlier crash."

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"HEXHAM: All eastbound lanes have reopened on Pacific Hwy after an earlier 3-vehicle crash near Maitland Rd."

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"NORTH RYDE: 1 of 5 westbound lanes closed on Epping Rd approaching Pittwater Rd due to a bus breakdown. Traffic's heavy, allow extra time."

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"BEVERLY HILLS: All southbound & northbound lanes have reopened on King Georges Rd near Shorter Ave after a multi ve…"

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"1 of 4 southbound lanes is also closed. Continue to exercise caution & allow extra time through the area."

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"BEVERLY HILLS: 2 of 4 northbound lanes closed on King Georges Rd near Shorter Ave due to a multi vehicle crash. Tra…"


4.4 million tonnes of crushed rock generated from tunnelling on Sydney Metro Northwest was reused

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