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Sydney Metro Fast-Tracks Sydney’s Transport Revolution

Release Date: 16/11/2015
The Sydney Business Chamber has acknowledged the announcement of the plans for Stage 2 of the Sydney Metro rail project, as critical to managing Sydney’s growth.
The Executive Director of the Sydney Business Chamber, Patricia Forsythe said, “The announcement of the proposed Stage 2, commencing as soon as Stage 1 is complete will give Sydney the best chance to capitalise on its strength as a global infrastructure hub.
“With new twin rail tunnels to stretch from Chatswood to Sydenham the project will give Sydney the opportunity to harness the project expertise and skilled labour acquired on its Stage 1 of the Metro Project.
“The pipeline of infrastructure projects is unprecedented in the history of Sydney and will be a major step in addressing the transport deficit that has bedevilled Sydney’s development.
“A project as big as the Metro will bring challenges during the construction phase and will cause the relocation of many businesses as buildings at the station sites will need to be demolished, however its benefits will be substantial.
“The Metro will create a new North-South connection which will open up significant opportunities for development and provide Sydney’s southern suburbs with a strong connection to Barangaroo and the Northern-end of the CBD, as well as to key employment hubs such as North Sydney and Macquarie Park.
“With a link under Sydney Harbour connecting Sydney’s CBD to the North, the challenge of past years where problems on the North Shore line created chaos for passengers will be addressed.
“By 2031, there will be 1.5 million more people in Sydney and finally Sydney will have a clear hierarchy of transport options including light, metro and heavy rail, together with a strong bus and ferry network,” said Mrs Forsythe.
Media contact: Patricia Forsythe 0418 165 466 or Kate Bryant 0424 186 367

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