Sydney Metro testing crosses new bridge

Published: 19 Jul 2018

Sydney’s new metro train has travelled beyond its Rouse Hill headquarters for the first time.

Testing of the new driverless Sydney Metro trains has expanded onto the Skytrain bridge over Windsor Road and towards the new Kellyville Station.

Sydney Metro will first test the trains at 60km/h on the Skytrain, before increasing speeds to up to 100km/h. The testing then moves to the new twin railway tunnels between Bella Vista and Epping.

Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance said the milestone shows the Sydney Metro is becoming a reality.

“Sydney Metro is on track to open in the first half of next year,” Mr Constance said.

“We’re testing our new generation trains and finishing our stations to deliver a world class mass transit system to Sydney.”

After its launch in Sydney’s north west in 2019, metro rail will extend into the CBD and beyond to Bankstown. By 2024, a 66km metro rail system with 31 stations will service the city.

Read more about Sydney Metro projects.

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