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Sydney is the Winner


Release Date: 4/06/2015
The Sydney Business Chamber has described today as “Transport Day” with confirmation of Stage 2 of the Sydney Metro System. What began as a solution to transport congestion in Sydney’s North West, is set to become Australia’s largest urban rail project and deliver benefits for the CBD and Southwest.
 
The Executive Director of the Sydney Business Chamber, Patricia Forsythe said, “Like other global cities, Sydney will soon have a transport network that includes a hierarchy of light rail, metro and heavy rail as well as a strong bus and ferry network.
 
“Changing the name to Metro may seem small but it gives clarity to the system that is based on high-frequency trains that have the capacity for quick entry and exit and as a system is widely understood around the world.
 
“A second harbour rail crossing will bring additional capacity to the existing heavy rail network which is critical to managing and supporting Sydney’s growth including increased density in existing suburbs.
 
“The Chamber will be urging the State Opposition to back this project despite their reported comments made at the time of the State Election.
 
“The possibility exists for new CBD stations such as at Martin Place and this will ease congestion at Wynyard and Town Hall.
 
“I hope that the consultation process will demonstrate the need for a station at Barangaroo as this will create a new transport connection from the north and south to the Barangaroo precinct.
 
“Sydney’s reputation as being a congested city with poor public transport connections and congested roads will be a thing of the past as the planned investment in public transport and roads will change forever how commuters interact with the transport system.
 
“What is exciting is that the Metro project is already well underway and is helping to anchor Sydney as the infrastructure capital with jobs and business confidence soaring, said Mrs Forsythe.
 
Media contact: Patricia Forsythe 0418 165 466 or Kate Bryant 0424 186 367
 



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