Two new stations announced for Sydney Metro West project

Monica Gameng   |   May 19, 2021
Sydney Metro train to Pyrmont (cr: Sydney Metro)

New South Wales’ massive transport infrastructure development, Sydney Metro, is expanding its scope with the confirmation of two new stations to be built as part of the Sydney Metro West project. 

The new Hunter Street Station is going to be located at the heart of Sydney and it features entrances on the corner of Hunter and George streets as well as on Bligh and O’Connell streets, providing commuters access to suburban rail lines and light rail. 

With this new station, commuters can easily connect to Sydney Trains at Wynyard and Martin Place, and to Sydney Metro at Martin Place. 

AI Hunter Street StationArtist impression of Hunter Street Station (source: Sydney Metro)

The other new station announced is going to be located between Pyrmont Bridge Road and Union Street. The future Pyrmont Station will be at close proximity to Darling Harbour, Blackwattle Bay, the new Sydney Fish Market and the Sydney CBD. 

According to Sydney Metro: “Pyrmont Station will greatly enhance plans to revitalise this inner city precinct by encouraging jobs, investment and economic growth. The station will enable a new level of connectivity to the Pyrmont Peninsula and prioritise pedestrian movement through activated street frontages and open public spaces.” 

AI Pyrmont StationArtist impression of Pyrmont Station (source: Sydney Metro)

The Sydney Metro team is currently liasing with the owners and tenants of 11 commercial buildings in the CBD as well as two commercial building in Pyrmont impacted by the development of the new stations. 

The two new stations at Hunter Street and Pyrmont will join the previously confirmed Sydney Metro West stations at Westmead, Parramatta, Sydney Olympic Park, North Strathfield, Burwood North, Five Dock and The Bays. 

The first major tunnelling contract for this project is due to be awarded in mid-2021, with tunnel boring machines to break ground by the end of next year. 

Once up and running, Sydney Metro West will connect Parramatta to the CBD in approximately 20 minutes and it is set to double the rail capacity between Greater Parramatta and the Sydney CBD. 

“The city-shaping Sydney Metro West project will revitalise the western gateway to the Sydney CBD, while creating 10,000 direct and 70,000 indirect jobs,” Premier Gladys Berejiklian said. 

“There will be a massive and game-changing travel time savings across Sydney. For example, sports fans will be able to get from Bondi Junction to the new metro station at Sydney Olympic Park in just 27 minutes (interchange at Martin Place) compared to 56 minutes now,” Sydney Metro Chief Executive Peter Regan said. 

Source: NSW Government – Media Releases; Sydney Metro (1, 2, 3); Inside Construction; Railway News 

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