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Sydney Metro West

Sydney Metro West is a new underground railway that will connect Greater Parramatta and the Sydney CBD.

This new NSW Government infrastructure project will see next generation trains integrated with the rest of Sydney’s public transport system. A once-in-a-century infrastructure investment, the project is set to transform Sydney for generations to come, doubling rail capacity between the two CBDs, linking new communities to rail services and supporting employment growth and housing supply.

  • The Sydney Metro West project will have a target travel time of about 20 minutes between Parramatta and Sydney CBD.
  • Metro West trains will be next generation, fully air-conditioned
  • Metro West stations will be fully accessible with lifts and level access between trains and platforms.
  • The locations of seven metro stations have been confirmed at Westmead, Parramatta, Sydney Olympic Park, North Strathfield, Burwood North, Five Dock and The Bays. Further planning is underway to determine the location of the Sydney CBD station and Pyrmont station.
  • Metro West Sydney will use the Opal ticketing system with fares set by the NSW Government.


The planning process and approvals

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The NSW Government began work on Sydney Metro West in 2020.

The Sydney Metro West project has received two major planning approvals, paving the way for mega tunnel boring machines to be in the ground by the end of 2022.

Planning approval has been granted for the Sydney Metro West project concept between Westmead and the Sydney CBD and for major construction work between Westmead and The Bays. This approval means work can now begin to prepare for tunnels and station excavation between Westmead and The Bays.

The Environmental Impact Statement was on public exhibition between 30 April and 26 June 2020. Submissions (link is external) received from stakeholders and the community have been considered in the assessment of the project.

Parramatta Metro Station

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Strategically located to the north of the existing Parramatta Station, Parramatta Metro Station will be located on the block bounded by George, Macquarie, Church and Smith streets.

One station entrance will be on Horwood Place and a second station entrance location is to be determined.

Parramatta Metro Station will support Parramatta CBD as a major employment growth centre, boosting jobs and improving connections across Greater Sydney. It will provide easy, efficient and accessible interchange with buses and Parramatta Light Rail.

The new metro station will integrate with the proposed Civic Link, a green, pedestrianised public space from Parramatta Square in the south to Parramatta River in the north.

More information and updates.


Westmead Metro Station

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At Westmead, new metro platforms will be located next to the existing Westmead Station providing an easy above-ground interchange with the T1 Western Line and T5 Cumberland Line.

The new station will also provide customers with easy access to Parramatta Light Rail, T-Way buses and other bus services.

Westmead Metro Station will be located on the eastern side of Hawkesbury Road, south of the existing Westmead Station. As well as connecting customers to the Westmead health, education and employment hub, the new metro station will service residential areas experiencing growth and renewal in north and south Westmead. 

More information and updates.

Sydney Olympic Park Metro Station

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Sydney Olympic Park Metro Station will be located to the south of the existing Olympic Park Station. The station will provide easy interchange with the planned Parramatta Light Rail, the T7 Olympic Park Line and buses.


A metro station at Sydney Olympic Park will reinforce its status as Australia’s premier events, sporting and entertainment precinct and provide further transport options for the 10 million people who visit or stay each year.

The station will sit to the east of Olympic Boulevard with the main station entrances between Herb Elliot Avenue and Figtree Drive and off Dawn Fraser Avenue.

More information and updates.

Planning for the project continues

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Future project approvals will consider major civil construction work including station excavation and tunnelling between The Bays and Sydney CBD including Pyrmont; and all stations, depots and rail systems between Westmead and the Sydney CBD Station.

The NSW Government will also plan for the areas surrounding the stations including place-making and any integrated station or precinct developments in some locations.

The community will be able to learn more and have their say at each stage of the planning process.

More information

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More details on the Sydney Metro West project.

The Sydney Metro West interactive portal provides area specific information to help you navigate the project in an easy to use and intuitive way. The portal includes information to support your understanding of the planning process and videos from our team of project experts.

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