NSW Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance has today revealed that the track works for Sydney Metro are progressing very well.
As of today over 5km of track and 13,000 tonnes of rock ballast had been laid, as well as 5000 sleepers.
2.5km of overhead wiring necessary for the rail project has also been constructed.
Works on the maintenance building at the Sydney Metro Train Facility in Rouse Hill are also progressing quickly. The new facility in Rouse Hill will become the headquarters for Sydney Metro operations when services start in 2019.
NSW Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance spoke of the multitude of works currently being undertaken.
“By the end of the project 19km of steel will be laid at the site, and 108km of railway steel will be used across the entire Sydney Metro Northwest project."
“Millions of trains will run down these tracks over 100 years, changing the face of Sydney and making trips easier and faster for commuters across the city.”
When the fully-automated and standalone service commences in 2019, the Sydney Metro Trains Facility will stable and maintained a total of 22 metro trains on-site.
When stage two of Sydney Metro is operational in 2024, including under Sydney Harbour and through the CBD, the Rouse Hill facility will also maintain the extra trains needed to service the entire 66km line to Bankstown.
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