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Construction plans are in motion for the next stage of the Sydney Metro West project, involving nine new metro stations between Westmead and Hunter Street in the CBD (pictured) and their surrounding precincts.
The project will double rail capacity between Greater Parramatta and the Sydney CBD, with a travel time between the two centres of about 20 minutes.
Work on the project began in 2020 at The Bays, to allow tunnel boring machines to be in the ground in 2022.
In March 2021, the project received its first major planning approval for the project concept between Westmead and the Sydney CBD, station excavation and tunnelling between Westmead and The Bays.
A Scoping Report, lodged with the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, is seeking approval for major building works including: fit-out of the twin railway tunnels, construction of the new stations and service facilities, building the station precincts and operating the new underground metro line.
The report provides information on proposed works and outlines the next steps in preparing a detailed Environmental Impact Statement, which will be open for community feedback in early 2022.
Sydney Metro will continue to engage with stakeholders and the community throughout the process trying to make Sydney Metro West project information as easily accessible.
This article first appeared on infrastructuremagazine.com.au
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