Northwest Rapid Transit
9:30 AM CASE STUDY: Opening Keynote Case Study: Exploring the Design and Construction Challenges Behind the Sydney Metro Northwest Project
Sydney Metro Northwest is delivering eight new railway stations and 4000 commuter car parking spaces to Sydney’s growing North West. Trains will run every four minutes in the peak, that's 15 trains an hour. Customers won’t need a timetable, they will just turn up and go.
Sydney Metro Northwest, formerly the North West Rail Link, is the first stage of Sydney Metro and will be the first fully-automated metro rail system in Australia. Sydney Metro City & Southwest is the second stage.
Sydney Metro Northwest will deliver, for the first time, a reliable public transport service to a region which has the highest car ownership levels per household in NSW. Over the coming decades, an extra 200,000 people will move into Sydney’s North West, taking its population above 600,000, or twice the size of Canberra.
Major construction is underway at the 16 construction sites along the project alignment.