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The New South Wales government has decided to bore smaller sized tunnels on the north-west rail link.
Tenders have been called for the tunnels which are designed to run single deck trains.
They will be too small to fit double-deck trains that are common on the rest of the network.
A transport adviser to the State government, Michelle Zeibots says there's a valid reason behind the decision to bore smaller tunnels for the north-west rail line.
"The type of network that we've had is not the one that's going to be able to cope with the growth that we are seeing in Sydney," she said.
"The results do show that if we look at the single metro style trains in other cities and the hourly or the number of passengers per hour that you can get on and off these lines can be a lot higher than with our Sydney double deckers," she said.
Greens MP Cate Faehrmann says it is a short-sighted move.
"This shuts out options in the future if we need it - if a future government decides to go down a different path say in 30 years they won't be able to put double-decker trains on the north-west rail link," she said.
This article first appeared on www.abc.net.au
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