METRO NORTH WEST TURNS THREE AND BOOSTS THE NSW ECONOMY
Commuters are today celebrating three years since the historic opening of the 36-kilometre Sydney Metro North West Line, following a $7.3 billion investment by the NSW Government.
The Metro North West Line was a new era in passenger rail transport and played a significant role in shaping the region, and supporting the growth of the economy through local jobs. In the past year alone, there’s been an increase of around 9 million commuter journeys.
Minister for Transport and Veterans David Elliott said the Metro North West Line was a game-changer for the families of Sydney’s north west, easing the pressure on their daily commute.
“Sydney Metro is a public transport service unlike anything we’ve experienced in Australia and people are voting with their feet, with 42.8 million journeys over three years of service.” Mr Elliott said.
“In fact, north west Sydney’s first major transport infrastructure project has boosted the NSW economy with the emergence of 12 businesses at stations thanks to a plethora of commuters using this service.”
“The Metro North West Line has given people of the north west a fast and reliable public transport option for the first time, getting commuters home to their families quicker.”
“By 2030, Sydney will have four metro lines and a network covering 113km across Sydney’s north west, south west and greater west. The Metro North West Line is a great example of what the rest of Sydney can look forward to.”
Since commencing services, the trains have travelled 10,770,277 kilometres – the equivalent of 28 trips to the moon – to connect 42.8 million customer journeys between Tallawong and Chatswood. Metro runs 346 services daily, with services every four minutes in the peak.
The next exciting milestone for the Metro North West Line is the key role it will play in preparing a new fleet of trains for Sydney Metro City & Southwest services.