Sydney Metro City & Southwest

Contact Details

Thuy Ho
Senior Consultant | Sydney Metropolitan
+61 2 9927 3100

  Locations: NSW Australia
  Project Value: TBA
  Project Status: Commenced
  Project Owner Transport for New South Wales

Project Details

Sydney Metro has four core components:

  • Sydney Metro Northwest -  formerly the 36km North West Rail Link. This project is now open with a metro train every four minutes in the peak
  • Sydney Metro City & Southwest - a new 30km metro line linking with Metro Northwest at Chatswood, and then under Sydney Harbour, through the CBD and south west to Bankstown. It is due to open in 2024 with the capacity to run a metro train every two minutes each way under the centre of Sydney.
  • Sydney Metro West - new underground railway will connect Greater Parramatta and the Sydney CBD, doubling rail capacity between the two CBDs, linking new communities to rail services and supporting employment growth and housing supply. The locations of seven proposed 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 a new metro stations withing the Sydney CBD and at Pyrmont.
  • Sydney Metro Western Sydney Airport - new metro rail will become the transport spine for Greater Western Sydney, connecting communities and travellers with the new Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport and the growing region. The 23 kilometre new railway will have six new metro stations.

Sydney Metro City & Southwest has three core components:

Northern Corridor Works: 3 km section of new metro railway between Chatswood Station and St Leonards, mostly contained within the existing rail corridor.

Sydney Harbour Metro Crossing: Twin tunnels from the St Leonards/Crows Nest area to Victoria Cross, beneath Sydney Harbour, on to new stations in Sydney's CBD, and then Sydenham. Tunnelling has now been completed and work is continuing to fit out the new metro stations.

South west extension to Bankstown: The upgrade and conversion of the existing 13.5 km railway from Sydenham Station to Bankstown Station to Sydney Metro standards. 

The Project

Sydney Metro is Australia's biggest public transport project.

From the north west, metro rail is being extended under Sydney Harbour, through new underground city stations and beyond to the south west. 

In 2024, Sydney will have 31 metro railway stations and a 66lm standalone metro railway system, revolutionising the way Australia's biggest city travels. 

New stations are being delivered at Crows Nest, Victoria Cross, Barangaroo, Martin Place, Pitt Street and Waterloo along with new underground platforms at Central Station.

Stations along the existing Bankstown Line will be upgraded. There will be safety screen doors on platforms and all stations will be fully accessible.

Together, Sydney Metro City & Southwest and the Western Sydney Rail Upgrade Program (a major program including new services and rail upgrades for the T1 Western Line) will deliver benefits for train customers across Sydney, especially the west, north west and south west, including:

  • Cutting crowding on the T1 Western Line and on suburban trains from the south west
  • Less platform crowding at Wynyard and at other key stations such as Town Hall and North Sydney
  • Up to 10 minutes faster from Bankstown to the city
  • Around 20 minutes faster trip, Martin Place to Macquarie Park
  • Space for an extra 100,000 passengers in the busiest hour of the peak

The Western Sydney Rail Upgrade Program will deliver more trains and more capacity for people from Penrith, Blacktown, Westmead and Parramatta.

ICN is seeking registration of general interest from suppliers and contractors at all levels of project delivery. Companies that have registered will be notified of specific work packages as the project procurement proceeds, and invited to register specific interest. 

ICN NSW is funded by the NSW Government via NSW Treasury.

Further information on the project is available at


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Sydney Metro City and Southwest - Project Updates20 Jul 201531 Dec 2021 
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