Construction continues on the Western Sydney Airport metro line, with a nearly one kilometre viaduct bridge nearing completion.

The bridge, located between Orchard Hills and Luddenham, will consist of 36 piers, one every 28 to 40 metres, and 308 concrete segments, which will be 3.5km long, as part of the new Western Sydney Airport metro line.

New South Wales Premier, Chris Minns, said, “This project represents a massive opportunity for NSW, driving billions of dollars worth of investment and thousands of new jobs in this growing region of Western Sydney.”

The foundation for the new metro station at Luddenham is also complete, ready for work on the station build to commence next month.

Situated up to 13.5 metres above ground, Luddenham Station will be the only station on the new line located on a viaduct. 

New South Wales Minister for Transport, Jo Haylen, said that, “When complete, Luddenham Station will deliver a rail service to the future research, innovation and commercial precinct in Luddenham, and provide world-class travel for people in an area with limited public transport options.”

Work on the remaining part of the metro line is also in full swing, with four tunnel boring machines excavating the 9.8km tunnels and earthworks underway to complete sections of the railway at ground level.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Western Sydney, Prue Car, said, “This project will not only improve public transport access to the future Western Sydney Airport, it’s also delivering major economic stimulus for Western Sydney, supporting more than 14,000 jobs.”

The Metro line’s six new stations will also become a crucial connection for workers and travellers making their way to Western Sydney’s new international airport and surrounding areas.

Ms Haylen said that the Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport will become the new transport spine for Greater Western Sydney, connecting travellers from the new airport to a growing region and the rest of Sydney’s public transport system.

“People will be able to step off a plane and onto a train as soon as the airport opens its doors.”

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