North West Rail Link
The North West Rail Link is a priority rail infrastructure project for the NSW Government.
Planning is well underway on the 23km rail link to Sydney's growing North West region.
Eight new railway stations are proposed at: Cherrybrook, Castle Hill, Showground, Norwest, Bella Vista, Kellyville, Rouse Hill and Cudgegong Road.
Also planned are 4,000 commuter car parking spaces.
The rail link includes 15km of tunnels between Bella Vista and Epping.
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Planning documents have been lodged for an expanded train stabling and maintenance facility located at the end of the North West Rail Link, as part of the new generation rapid transit network.
The North West Rail Link’s operations will be run from the new facility, which will be west of the new Cudgegong Road Railway Station at Rouse Hill.
This stabling project will be a key part of the new rapid transit rail system.read more
by preview42 9 Apr 2013, 1:47pm
NSW Planning and Infrastructure Minister Brad Hazzard has released the North West Rail Link Corridor Strategy
NSW Planning and Infrastructure Minister Brad Hazzard has released the North West Rail Link Corridor Strategy which proposes a vision of sustainable, well-connected, liveable communities.
The Department of Planning and Infrastrucure will hold public exhibitions and drop-in sessions which will allow the community to find out the detail about the plans for their area.
For further information you can click here to go to the Department of Planning and Infrastructure Site.
by preview42 19 Mar 2013, 11:39am
The North West Rail Link has reached another planning milestone.
After extensive consultation with the community, the project team has responded to more than 300 submissions made as part of the second Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).
A Submissions Report has been lodged with the Department of Planning and Infrastructure. Click here to view the full report.
The second EIS was on public display late last year and included the design and operation of the rail link; commuter car parking; transport interchanges; and the precincts around the eight new rail stations.read more
by preview42 5 Mar 2013, 8:09am
The future of the Castle Hill Showground and facilities has been secured following consultation with the local community about the adjacent North West Rail Link station precinct.
The location of the station and the construction site have been moved to reduce impacts on the Showground.
The railway station will also be renamed Showground Station, in line with a suggestion by the Castle Hill and Hills District Agricultural Society.read more
by preview42 17 Oct 2012, 5:41pm
The North West Rail Link has reached another milestone with the first major building demolition for the project.
Excavators have demolished office buildings above where the new Norwest Station will be located.
Demolition of these vacant office buildings allows this major construction site to be set up as soon as possible.read more
by preview42 15 Oct 2012, 2:20pm