South West Rail Link takes shape

Published 22nd April, 2014 in Transport

The NSW Government has announced the completion of major construction at two new stations on Sydney’s South West Rail Link.

Lepppington train station
Lepppington train station

The completed stations at Leppington and Edmondson Park will form part of the 11.4km South West Rail Link, scheduled to open for business in 2015. NSW Premier Mike Baird has identified the project as a key priority in the Government’s mission to deliver improved infrastructure to NSW. The project is currently tracking ahead of schedule.

“The South West Rail Link is being delivered at a rapid pace, with services set to start for customers next year - 12 months ahead of schedule and $100 million under the $2.1 billion budget”, Mr. Baird said.

The South West Rail Link will provide rail services to one of Sydney’s fastest growing areas, and has created approximately 9,000 jobs during the 3 year construction alone. The project promises to deliver a sizeable economic boost for the region.

“The South West Rail Link is just one of the transformational projects being delivered in NSW, including the North West Rail Link, WestConnex, NorthConnex, the CBD and South East Light Rail and Bridges for the Bush.”

The new stations will be equipped with a range of advanced safety and accessibility features, including approximately 1,250 new commuter car parking spaces for customers. They will also feature lift access, shade and shelter on platforms and overhead concourses, bicycle racks, kiss and ride drop off facilities, and bus shelters and interchanges. There will also be safety lighting and CCTV cameras linked to a central monitoring network.

Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian said work is also underway to ensure the smooth integration of services into the existing Sydney Trains network and important links to other public transport services.

“The South West Rail Link is a catalyst for economic development in this region, bringing more local jobs and linking the area to the CBD and other major employment centres,” Ms Berejiklian said.

Published 22nd April, 2014 in Transport