The NSW Government has established a project team, to monitor progress, planning and delivery of the new North West rail link.
A 23-kilometre rail line between Epping and Rouse Hill. The project includes construction of six new stations at Cherrybrook (Franklin Road), Castle Hill, The Hills Centre, Norwest Business Park, Kellyville (Burns Road) and Rouse Hill. The North West rail link will include approximately 3,000 park and ride spaces and bus interchange facilities.
The North West rail link will provide rail access for the first time from the growing North West region to major employment centres in Norwest Business Park, Macquarie Park, St Leonards, Chatswood, North Sydney and the CBD.
By providing rail access through to Rouse Hill, the new line will also support future residential and commercial development in the North West growth centre. The rail link will serve a population of 360,000, which is expected to grow to 485,000 by 2021.
By 2036, the rail link will service a region with more than 145,000 jobs.
The North West rail link will give residents a better public transport alternative and greatly reduce the number of buses on our roads, reduce bus congestion in the Sydney CBD and deliver more reliable public transport travel times from the North West.
Also in Australia today, City.Mobi is celebrating the success of its new guide to Canberra.
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