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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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.read more
by preview42 25 Jun 2013, 12:00pm
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.read more
by preview42 16 Jun 2013, 6:23pm
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.read more
by preview42 6 Jun 2013, 12:20pm
Early construction work will increase over coming weeks.
This follows planning approval for the North West Rail Link’s second Environmental Impact Statement.read more
by preview42 21 May 2013, 7:10pm
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.read more
by preview42 9 Apr 2013, 1:47pm
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.
by preview42 19 Mar 2013, 11:39am
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.read more
by preview42 17 Oct 2012, 5:41pm
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.read more
by preview42 15 Oct 2012, 2:20pm