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Barangaroo Station, the First Stop to Sydney’s Future

Release Date: 23/06/2015
The Sydney Business Chamber has described the proposed train station at Barangaroo as a great result for Sydney residents and a win for business.
The Executive Director of the Sydney Business Chamber, Patricia Forsythe said, “This is a significant win for Sydney. A dedicated train station in Sydney’s financial headquarters will position Sydney as a strategic global city, and enable us to continue to attract talent and investment.
“It is estimated that more than 23,000 people will live and work at Barangaroo, and close to 33,000 extra people would visit every day. This is a major piece in Sydney’s transport puzzle that needs to be solved and a train station is a good first step.
“One of the great challenges for any modern city, and indeed the business community, is getting employees to and from their places of work each day, and as the majority of commuters are travelling to and from the CBD, there will be great gains in productivity.
“In addition to the train station, a second harbour rail crossing will be a key transport connection not only for Barangaroo and the North Sydney CBD, but also alleviate congestion at Town Hall and Wynyard stations.
“Congestion costs Sydney around $5 billion dollars every year, a station, in addition to a second Harbour crossing shows the government is cognisant of the need for more efficient passenger movement across Sydney, and is tackling the problem head on.
“Barangaroo is one of the world’s most exciting urban renewal projects that has a strong focus on broad community access, dedicating a train station to the area will provide a platform for easier community access to Barangaroo’s financial district, but also to Barangaroo Point Park.
“The Sydney Business Chamber has been a vocal advocate for a station as linking Barangaroo with the central business district is imperative to the city’s success and access to Barangaroo Point greatly improves Sydney’s liveability,” said Mrs Forsythe.
Media contact: Patricia Forsythe 0418 165 466 or Kate Bryant 0424 186 367

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