State Government planning approval has been given to start building the North West Rail Link, marking a major milestone in the delivery of the State’s biggest transport infrastructure project.
A major tender has been awarded to deliver up to $70 million of early construction work on the North West Rail Link – including preparing the major tunnelling sites for the tunnel boring machines.
As part of Sydney’s Rail Future, at least 12 trains an hour will run on the North West Rail Link during peak periods – or one every five minutes.
The North West Rail Link will use almost 70,000 tonnes of steel – about 20,000 tonnes more than was used on the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Families, commuters, workers and students in Sydney’s North West will enjoy better access to the rest of the city and much quicker journey times under the North West Rail Link, Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian said today.