Sydney Metro

Sydney Metro is a new public transport system for Sydney, providing 66 kilometres of metro rail line and 31 metro stations.

It currently consists of Sydney Metro Northwest and Sydney Metro City and Southwest.

Sydney Metro Northwest

Sydney Metro Northwest (between Rouse Hill and Chatswood) is currently under construction and services will start in the first half of 2019.

Sydney Metro City and Southwest

Sydney Metro City and Southwest (between Chatswood and Bankstown) will extend the system through the CBD and on toward Bankstown – this will include a new crossing beneath Sydney Harbour, new stations in the lower North Shore and CBD and the upgrade of existing stations from Sydenham to Bankstown.

 Sydney Metro City & Southwest comprises two core components:|

  • Chatswood to Sydenham – planning approval was received in January 2017, with construction activities now commencing
  • Sydenham to Bankstown – which is the subject of the Environmental Impact Statement currently being assessed by the DPE

The Sydenham to Bankstown project involves upgrading 10 existing stations west of Sydenham (Marrickville to Bankstown inclusive), and upgrading a 13 kilometre long section of the T3 Bankstown Line, between west of Sydenham Station and west of Bankstown Station. The line upgrade aims to provide a better, more convenient, and safer public transport system by delivering: stations that are accessible to everyone; buildings and facilities for all transport modes that meet the needs of a growing population; interchanges that support an integrated transport network and allow seamless transfers between different modes. Sydney Metro will have a long-term target capacity of about 40,000 customers per hour in each direction, similar to other metro systems worldwide.

Information on the Sydney Metro and access to the Sydney Metro City and South West Sydenham to Bankstown Environmental Impact Statement can be viewed by visiting the Sydney Metro web page for Sydenham to Bankstown section of the project.

Find out more about Council's position on the Sydenham to Bankstown Corridor including the working group action items.

Council’s Submission on the Sydney Metro

A report and draft submission on the Sydney Metro (Sydenham to Bankstown) Environmental Impact Assessment was considered at the 21 November 2017 Council Meeting.

Read the 21 November 2017 Council Meeting Report – Item 10
Read the 21 November 2017 Council Meeting Minutes – Item 10 

Read Council's Final Submission (PDF 341KB)


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