Sydney Metro Northwest tunnelling complete

Published 15th January, 2016 in Transport

Tunnelling on Sydney Metro Northwest has finished at what will become Cherrybrook Station.

A tunnel boring machine breaking through the final wall
The Sydney Metro Northwest tunnelling project took 16 months complete

The 36km line will open in early 2019 with 13 metro stations, 4,000 commuter car parking spaces and up to 15 trains an hour.

NSW Premier Mike Baird said the project would provide essential public transport for the local community.

“This rail line will transform the lives of people in Sydney’s north-west, enabling commuters to catch a train every four minutes in the peak,” Mr Baird said.

Over 4,600 people from the Western Sydney region worked on the tunnelling project, using four tunnel boring machines to create Australia’s longest railway tunnels.

Published 15th January, 2016 in Transport