The construction for new Sydney Metro tunnel extension under the harbour and CBD will start in 2017.
The stage 2 of Sydney Metro will start at Chatswood, travel through the Sydney Harbour and the CBD and eventually lead to Bankstown.
New metro railway stations are also part of this plan. Seven new stations will be available at Crows Nest, Victoria Cross, Barangaroo, Martin Place, Pitt Street, Central and Waterloo.
“The scale of this project will rival any megaproject across the globe, and today marks the start of even more grunt work,” Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance said.
16.5km of the new metro rail between Chatswood and Sydenham is planned, as well as the new 15.5km railway tunnels.
The extension will allow the access of a metro train every two minutes in each direction. It will also create 21 metro stations between Rouse Hill to Bankstown, adding 66km to Sydney’s railway.
The first five tunnel boring machines are estimated to be in the ground by the end of 2018.
Moreover, new underground pedestrian link from Martin Place Station to O’Connell Street will improve pedestrian access and reduce noise impacts for the community.
“This is an unprecedented boost to rail capacity for our great city,” Mr Constance said.
Upgrades of the Bankstown Line to the Sydney Metro will start this year.
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