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South West Rail Link
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Overview
Mode Commuter rail
proposed
Area Leppington
Owner Transport Infrastructure Development Corporation
Design
Length 12 km
Stations 3
Connects Glenfield, Leppington
2006 Concept plan exhibited
2008 2 stage delivery announced
2009 Construction of Stage 1 to begin
2010 Construction of Stage 2 to begin
2014 Expected completion of Stage 1
2016 Expected completion of Stage 2
Operations
Public transport |   
Diagram of the proposed line.

The South West Rail Link is a planned expansion of the commuter rail network in Sydney, Australia. The South West Rail Link is designed to cater to the "South West Growth Centre". It will consist of a 12-kilometre, twin-track railway running from Leppington and Edmondson Park to connect with the South line at Glenfield. The project also includes a train stabling facility to the west of the new Leppington station.

The project is being managed by the Transport Infrastructure Development Corporation, an agency of the Government of New South Wales. The project used to be part of the Metropolitan Rail Expansion Program, which originally included the North West Rail Link, the South West Rail Link and the CBD rail link. Operation of the three projects was to be integrated into a single operational sector, with trains from the south west running to the north west via the CBD Link. The Program was cancelled in 2008, with the South West Rail Link the only component to survive.

On 31 October 2008, it was announced that delivery of the project will be staged. Stage one includes an additional platform at Glenfield Station, a bus interchange and reconfiguration of Glenfield Junction. Stage two of the project, which extends the railway line to Leppington was deferred due to budget cuts.[1]

On 14th November 2009 it was announced that the previously deferred Stage Two of the project would now begin construction in mid-2010.[2]

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References

  1. ^ Benson, S. Northwest Metro rail link officially shelved Daily Telegraph, 31 October 2008.
  2. ^ Green light for South West rail link Stage 2 CityRail, 3 December 2009.
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