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7/7/2009



Rail News: Passenger Rail

Australian state proposes corridor alignment for Sydney metro extension


The government of New South Wales (NSW), Australia, recently proposed a corridor alignment and 11 station locations for the first extension of the Sydney metro-rail system.

The government plans to extend the West Metro between Westmead, Parramatta and Sydney. A recent feasibility study jointly funded by the NSW and Australian governments recommended that plans be drawn up for the proposed corridor and stations. The western corridor is Sydney’s busiest transportation corridor, accounting for 9.3 million passenger-kilometers daily.

“This project will bring a state-of-the-art mass transit system to the western suburbs of Sydney, and deliver an important alternative transport option on the city’s busiest transport corridor,” said Minister for Transport David Campbell in a prepared statement.


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