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T3 shutdown for Sydney Metro amplifying frustration in the Bankstown-Sydenham corridor

By DANIEL LO SURDO Train commuters on the T3 Bankstown line will be forced to seek alternate public transport avenues in the coming weeks as the NSW Government announced plans last month to close stations between Bankstown and Sydenham to carry out essential works for the Sydney Metro & Southwest project.  Stations on the T3 […]

Metro contractor fined for polluting Sydney Harbour

By ALLISON HORE A construction company contracted by the NSW Government to work on the Sydney Metro Project at Central Station has been fined for allegedly dumping contaminated wastewater into Sydney’s harbour. The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) fined Laing O’Rourke Australia Construction $15,000 for releasing low pH water from a water treatment facility into […]

Metro misses those beyond Bankstown

Opinion by ROYDON NG Converting Sydenham to Bankstown into Metro Southwest has been promoted as an “upgrade of the Bankstown Line” by the NSW Government. This, however, fails to recognise the number of stations being converted into Metro Southwest is actually less than half of all current stations on the T3 Bankstown Line and that […]

Driverless locomotion commotion

By Alec Smart On May 30, Sydney Metro announced that a multi-million-dollar contract was awarded to a construction consortium to continue replacing and rerouting the T3 Bankstown Line, which involves new tracks, stations and driverless trains. However, opponents say an upgrade is unnecessary and that the purpose of the Metro line is to encourage more […]

Track marks a poor start

By Allison Hore  The North West section of the Metro opened last month with just under 140,000 people taking advantage of free trips on its opening day. But with errors and delays across the network there are lessons to be learned before the next stage of the Metro opens in 2024. The line currently extends […]

Meet your Waterloo

By Irina Dunn After consulting multiple stakeholders and government agencies for two years the State government presented their plans for a massive $20 billion makeover of Waterloo Metro Quarter to a group of local resident and community activists. Representatives from both UrbanGrowth NSW and Sydney Metro (Transport for NSW) visited the Factory Community Centre in […]

Railing against injustice

BY ANDREW CHUTER Sydney's rail crisis has become a major headache for the Berejiklian government at the start of 2018. It has added strength to community campaigns calling for public transport investment to be put first ahead of toll road expansions. It started with a major system meltdown on January 9, which Transport Minister Andrew […]

Towers illuminate to meet their Waterloo

BY ALEC SMART The twin towers at the centre of Waterloo public housing estate have been illuminated with squares of coloured lighting for an arts project that draws attention to their uncertain future. Visible from a distance, the 30-storey high Matavai and Turanga building windows light up at 5.30pm each evening with a display that […]

Get ready to change trains more often under the new Metro

BY ALEXANDER LEWIS Don’t like changing trains on the way to work? Well, you’re going to have to get used to doing it a whole lot more, according to NSW Transport Minister Andrew Constance. The Sydney Metro, for which the government unveiled plans earlier this year, will supposedly double the capacity of our train network. […]

Bypassing Erskineville

By RYAN QUINN More than 100 angered Erskineville residents have united at the suburb’s town hall to end uncertainty over the future of trains to Erskineville and St Peters stations. Friends of Erskineville President Darren Jenkins addressed the meeting, held on Tuesday July 14, and discussed the government’s plans to bypass the two stations already […]