North South Rail Line and South West Rail Link Extension corridor identification
The consultation period on the North South Rail Line and South West Rail Link Extension finished on 1 June 2018.
Transport for NSW recently consulted on recommended corridors of land for the South West Rail Link Extension and the North South Rail Line for future passenger rail lines. The consultation period finished on 1 June 2018.
The corridors would 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.
The NSW Government is planning for the long term transport needs of Western Sydney by identifying and protecting corridors of land for future passenger rail lines.
The South West Rail Link Extension corridor will extend from Leppington Station to North Bringelly for connections with the North South Rail Line corridor.
The North South Rail Line corridor will provide for a passenger rail connection between the Main West Line near St Marys and the Main South Line near Macarthur. Tunnel sections have been identified between St Marys and south of the M4 Motorway, and between Oran Park and the Main South Line near Macarthur to avoid existing communities and to preserve bushland.
In the future, there will be more investigations to extend the passenger rail corridor between St Marys and Schofields, and to identify suitable station locations along the passenger rail corridors.