North South Rail Line and South West Rail Link Extension


Project overview

With the Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport and Aerotropolis at its centre, Western Sydney will have new economic and social opportunities, and be an exciting hub for new communities. Now is the time to plan and invest in new passenger rail lines.

The North South Rail Line is a passenger rail line connecting St Marys with Macarthur. The line will run from the Main West Line (T1 Western Line) to the Main South Line (T8 Airport and South Line). This rail line will connect to the new Western Sydney Nancy Bird Walton Airport, Aerotropolis and surrounding business areas. Planning for the first stage of the North South Rail Line is underway. Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport is a 23 kilometre new railway which will link residential areas with job hubs including the new Aerotropolis, and connect travellers from the new airport to the rest of Sydney’s public transport system.

The South West Rail Link Extension will extend the existing passenger rail line from Leppington Station to the Aerotropolis.

Key benefits

The corridors will provide for future passenger rail lines and:

•    Provide a major transport link between the North West, Western Sydney Airport, South West and Greater Macarthur Growth Areas.

•    Provide transport options to support population, jobs and economic growth across Western Sydney and for the planned Western Sydney Airport.

•    Support future town centres to be designed and planned around future transport infrastructure.

Will the final corridor affect me?

Gazettal and rezoning of the North South Rail Line and South West Rail Link Extension has no immediate impact on the use of your property or land and existing land uses can continue. However, any development proposed over $200,000 will need to be referred to Transport for NSW for agreement.

There is no need for the government to acquire your property until close to the time the transport infrastructure is required.