Gladys Berejiklian today announced that the Sydney Metro Northwest project was on track for a mid 2019 opening, $500 million dollars under budget. These comments came as the final pieces of track on the $8 billion dollar project were laid in Bella Vista on Sunday.
“This was project was promised for decades and decades and now today the final bit of track has been laid,” Ms Berejiklian said after watching site manager Ben Miller lock down the last sleepers on the section between Bella Vista and Epping.
“Every major project including this one goes through challenges,” she said. “We know the Skytrain part of the project was particularly challenging. Some things during the course of the project took a bit longer but then we’ve been able to reign it back in.”
Sydney Metro Northwest is one part of the new $20 Billion Sydney Metro Network. It will provide a direct train between Rouse Hill and Chatswood every four minutes after it opens next year. Other parts of the network include Sydney Metro City and Sydney Metro Southwest which are due to open in 2024 and Sydney Metro West which is due to open in 2029.