As part of Sydney’s Northwest Metro project, thousands of new car parking spaces have been completed along the rail line. They are expected to open for commuters from Rouse Hill to Chatswood in early 2019.
NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, said it marked another major milestone on the $8.3 billion Metro project.
“Sydney Metro will provide turn-up-and-go train services up to every two minutes and revolutionise the way we get around our great city,” Ms Berejiklian said.
“This is the first time 4000 new commuter spaces have been opened at once in Sydney and it is 1000 more than we originally proposed.”
NSW Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, Andrew Constance, said all of the new commuter car parks will open at the same time as the Metro Northwest rail line.
“The Metro Northwest rail line is being delivered by the NSW Government on time and more than $500 million under budget,” Mr Constance said.
There are more than 340 spaces for bikes, 16 new bus stops, 52 taxi spaces and provisions for more than 100 “kiss and ride” spaces across the Sydney Metro Northwest line.
Sydney Metro is being extended from the north west into the CBD, with services to start in 2024 – when Sydney will have 31 metro stations and a new 66km standalone metro railway.