The Sydney Metro’s news stations look amazing, they will involve cutting edge architecture and be state of the art with Australia’s first platform screen door making sure nothing fall on the tracks.
Do they get the Build Sydney stamp of approval?
Absolutely, the will provide a true aesthetic experience complementing the trains themselves which if you didn’t know will be driver-less. This means you will be able to see out the front window.
The route itself in stage one will go from Cudgegong Road in Rouse hill all the way to Chatswood, this will be done by converting to Epping-Chatswood line to Metro only.
I believe whilst the transport is sorely needed, it is not the answer. Stay tuned for that as we will explain what is truly needed to alleviate Sydney’s transport nightmare.
When will they open to the public?
Stage 1 of the project which goes from Cudgeong Road Station through Epping Station all the way to Chatswood Station is scheduled to open in the first half of 2019.
The overall project is expected to cost taxpayers a cool $8,300,000,000, that’s $8.3 Billion for 8 new stations. This is the best public transport but also very expensive public transport.
How will the Sydney Metro impact the hills M2 Express bus into the city?
All express services from Castle Hill will stop and be replaced instead by the metro trains, however it is believed many more trains will act as a feeder to the train station on the north-west route.