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North West Rail Link

The North West Rail Link is a priority rail infrastructure project for the NSW Government.

The $8.3 billion project will open by the end of 2019.

Eight new railway stations are proposed at: Cherrybrook, Castle Hill, Showground, Norwest, Bella Vista, Kellyville, Rouse Hill and Cudgegong Road.

Also planned are 4,000 commuter car parking spaces.

The rail link includes 15km of tunnels between Bella Vista and Epping - Australia's longest rail tunnels.

The first tunnel boring machine will be in the ground next year, as scheduled.

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Getting On With The Job: $1.15 Billion Tunnelling Contract Awarded On North West Rail Link

Getting On With The Job: $1.15 Billion Tunnelling Contract Awarded On North West Rail Link

Four huge tunnel boring machines will call Sydney’s North West home from next year after the NSW Government awarded a $1.15 billion contract to build the North West Rail Link’s 15km twin tunnels.

The Thiess John Holland Dragados joint venture has been awarded the contract, with work starting immediately to get the first tunnel boring machine (TBM) in the ground by the end of next year.

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$8.3 billion North West Rail Link to open in 2019

The North West Rail Link will cost $8.3 billion and be open to customers by the end of 2019.

 

Australia’s biggest public transport infrastructure project will deliver more than $35 billion in benefits to the NSW economy over several decades.

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State-of-the-art North West Rail Link

State-of-the-art North West Rail Link

The North West Rail Link will be a fully-automated rapid transit system – an Australian-first incorporating driverless trains and high-tech customer safety and security measures.

The new system is part of a series of customer service requirements the operator of the North West Rail Link will have to meet – as well as ensuring trains are on time, that trains and stations are clean and safe, and that customer service is paramount.

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Planning green light as early construction work increases

Early construction work will increase over coming weeks.

This follows planning approval for the North West Rail Link’s second Environmental Impact Statement.

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Another Planning Milestone

The North West Rail Link has achieved another planning milestone with Commonwealth Government environmental approval for the project.

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North West Train Stabling Progresses

Planning documents have been lodged for an expanded train stabling and maintenance facility located at the end of the North West Rail Link, as part of the new generation rapid transit network.

The North West Rail Link’s operations will be run from the new facility, which will be west of the new Cudgegong Road Railway Station at Rouse Hill.

This stabling project will be a key part of the new rapid transit rail system.

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NSW Planning and Infrastructure Minister Brad Hazzard has released the North West Rail Link Corridor Strategy

NSW Planning and Infrastructure Minister Brad Hazzard has released the North West Rail Link Corridor Strategy which proposes a vision of sustainable, well-connected, liveable communities.

The Department of Planning and Infrastrucure will hold public exhibitions and drop-in sessions which will allow the community to find out the detail about the plans for their area. 

For further information you can click here to go to the Department of Planning and Infrastructure Site.

 

Castle Hill Showground Future Secured

Castle Hill Showground Future Secured

The future of the Castle Hill Showground and facilities has been secured following consultation with the local community about the adjacent North West Rail Link station precinct.

The location of the station and the construction site have been moved to reduce impacts on the Showground.

The railway station will also be renamed Showground Station, in line with a suggestion by the Castle Hill and Hills District Agricultural Society.

 

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First Major Demolition For North West Rail Link

First Major Demolition For North West Rail Link

The North West Rail Link has reached another milestone with the first major building demolition for the project.

Excavators have demolished office buildings above where the new Norwest Station will be located.

Demolition of these vacant office buildings allows this major construction site to be set up as soon as possible.

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Project at a glance

  • Eight new stations;
  • 12 trains an hour in peak;
  • New rail will provide faster overall journey times compared with current bus travel;
  • More reliable than unpredictable peak hour bus trips;
 

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