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IT will take less than an hour to get from the furthermost station on The North West Rail link into the city, a new report says.
Commuters will spend 57 minutes traveling from Cudgedong Rd Station into Wynyard, which includes time taken to swap trains at Chatswood, details revealed in the project's second Environmental Impact Statement show.The trip to Macquarie park will take 28 minutes, while it will be a 37 minute ride to get to Chatswood.
The new line is expected to reduce the number of car trips in the morning week day peak by about 12,000, or more than 14 million trips each year.The report also includes the first detailed designs of each of the eight stations. The release of the second EIS was a major milestone for the rail line, Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian said.
"The key message that I'm getting is just to get on and build it and now they are starting to believe it's happening," she said. "We have demolished a few buildings and we are starting to put up construction sites around the place."The report is open to comment until December 3
This article first appeared on www.heraldsun.com.au
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