First Railway Tracks Laid for Sydney Metro

The first railway tracks have been laid on Sydney Metro in a major milestone for Australia’s largest public transport project. The project is proceeding on track and is expected to take passengers in the first half of 2019.

In the Sydney Metro Trains Facility at Rouse Hill, 19 km of railway steel is being laid as well as 11,500 sleepers and 30,000 tonnes of ballast. Here, 22 metro trains will be stabled and maintained when services start in the first half of 2019.

When Stage 2 of Sydney Metro is built, the facility will also maintain the extra trains needed to service the entire line to Bankstown, as well as house the Sydney Metro operations center.

Eventually 108 km of railway steel will be used across the Sydney Metro Northwest project.

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