Sydney needs a long term Rail Structure that connects Western Sydney Airport

04 May 2017

Urban Taskforce :The Labor Party proposal for new rail links in Western Sydney highlights the need for a long term rail structure says the Urban Taskforce.

“The Labor Party has proposed rail link from Leppington to the new Western Sydney Airport in Penrith and an orbital train line through St Marys to Rouse Hill in order to provide a long term rail structure for Sydney.” Says Urban Taskforce CEO Chris Johnson “When these proposals are linked to the NSW Government Metro West rail project a unified plan for Sydney’s transport future begins to emerge.”

“The Urban Taskforce proposed two years ago that Sydney needed a rail structure similar to London’s Circle Line and Central Line as our population grew to match London’s current 8 million people. The simple concept would be to build on the current government commitments to a metro rail and continue this from Bankstown to the Western Sydney airport, then to Penrith and on to Rouse Hill. The proposed Metro West line could be extended from Parramatta to Penrith.”

“To provide infrastructure for Sydney’s population growth a network of light rail loops should feed into the metro or heavy rail network.”

“The Labor Party proposal and its commitment to funding is a great beginning to provide an integrated rail network for Sydney. It is important that the Western Sydney Airport is connected to the Sydney rail network before it opens in 2024.”




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