Western Sydney Freight Line corridor identification

Reviewed

Project overview

Transport for NSW recently consulted on a recommended corridor of land for the Western Sydney Freight Line between M7 Motorway and the planned Outer Sydney Orbital’s freight rail corridor near Luddenham. The consultation period finished on 1 June 2018.

Key benefits

A future freight rail line corridor would:

  • Provide for a freight rail connection between Port Botany and Western Sydney via the Southern Sydney Freight Line.
  • Support the movement of container and bulk freight by rail across Greater Sydney.
  • Provide for freight rail connections to serve employment lands and future industries across the Western Sydney Airport Growth Area.

Corridor profile

The NSW Government is planning for the long term transport needs of Western Sydney by identifying and protecting a corridor of land for future transport infrastructure.

The future Western Sydney Freight Line corridor would extend from the existing Southern Sydney Freight Line at Leightonfield near Villawood to the planned Outer Sydney Orbital’s freight rail corridor near Luddenham.

At this stage, a recommended Western Sydney Freight Line corridor has been identified between the M7 Motorway and the planned Outer Sydney Orbital’s freight rail corridor near Luddenham.

More investigation is needed before we can identify a recommended corridor of land between the existing Southern Sydney Freight Line between Leightonfield and the M7 Motorway.