In 2024, Sydney will have 31 metro stations and more than 66 kilometres of new metro rail, revolutionising the way Australia’s biggest city travels.
Metro means a new generation of world-class fast, safe and reliable trains easily connecting customers to where they want to go. Customers don’t need timetables – they just turn up and go.
Technology will keep customers connected at all stages of their journey, from:
- planning at home using smart phone travel apps
- real time journey information at metro stations and on board trains
- accessing information and other public transport to help get to their final destination after they leave the train.
This approach will help customers achieve their daily tasks, whether it’s getting to work, meetings, school or education, sport, a day out or running errands and of course, getting home.
When Sydney Metro is extended into the central business district (CBD) and beyond in 2024, metro rail will run from Sydney’s booming North West region under Sydney Harbour, through new underground stations in the CBD and beyond to the south west.
There will be ultimate capacity for a metro train every two minutes in each direction under the city, a level of service never before seen in Sydney. Sydney’s new metro railway will have a target capacity of about 40,000 customers per hour, similar to other metro systems worldwide. Sydney’s current suburban system can reliably carry 24,000 people an hour per line.
Sydney Metro, together with signalling and infrastructure upgrades across the existing Sydney rail network, will increase the capacity of train services entering the Sydney CBD – from about 120 an hour today to up to 200 services beyond 2024. That’s an increase of up to 60 per cent capacity across the network to meet demand.
Sydney Metro Northwest
Sydney’s first metro line, the Metro North West, opened on 26 May 2019. Services at the 13 metro stations operate every four minutes in the peak in each direction on Australia’s first driverless railway. The line is being extended into the Sydney CBD and beyond, to open in 2024.
For all operational information and service information, go here https://transportnsw.info/travel-info/ways-to-get-around/metro#/(link is external)
Sydney Metro City and Southwest
A 30 kilometre extension of metro rail from the end of Sydney Metro Northwest at Chatswood under Sydney Harbour, through new CBD stations and south west to Bankstown. It is due to open in 2024 with seven new metro stations and 11 upgraded stations.
For more information, click here
“About Sydney Metro.” Sydney Metro Information and Plans | About Sydney Metro.
This page is by the Sydney Metro and it describes what the rapid transit system has to offer. At the bottom, I also provided a link to the Wikipedia page that provides more information about the Sydney Metro.
I found this page to be interesting because it highlights a different kind of transportation from a country outside of the United States. The Sydney Metro is fully automated, and I do not think there is a fully automated mode of transportation in the U.S. This transit system is far superior to all the transit systems in the U.S. and serves as a great example for how transit should be. With accessible information through apps and in the stations. The Sydney Metro is relevant to my research topic because it is an example of how we can limit interacts between the conductor and the passenger to prevent the spread of COVID-19. And it offers a new look at how transit can be operated.