Australia’s New South Wales Government has confirmed construction will start in 2018 on Stage 2 of the Sydney Metro, which will include TBM bored twin tunnels stretching the entire 15km from Chatswood to Sydenham.
There are also six new stations proposed at:
- Crows Nest: located on the western fringe of Crows Nest village with access to the station via the corner of Clarke Street and Hume Street, and the corner of Pacific Highway and Oxley Street.
- Victoria Cross: located in the northern section of North Sydney’s CBD. Access to the station will be via the eastern side of Miller Street between Berry Street and Mount Street.
- Barangaroo: station will combine Sydney’s world-class metro rail system with the city’s new global business hub. It will be located at Barangaroo Central.
- Martin Place: will be integrated with the existing suburban station underground between Castlereagh and Elizabeth streets. It will include a world-class subterranean rail interchange which means customers won’t need to go to the surface to change trains.
- Pitt Street: metro station will be located below Pitt and Castlereagh streets and north of Park St, servicing the southern CBD and the George St and Pitt St retail precincts.
- Central: an underground station will link to existing intercity and suburban rail services.
The NSW Government is also conducting ongoing investigations into a proposed metro station at either Waterloo or Sydney University.
Construction of Stage 1 of Sydney Metro (the $8.3bn Sydney Metro Northwest) is more than half complete and due to start passenger services in 2019 with Sydney Metro City & Southwest expected to open in 2024.