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Sydney Metro is a new, standalone rail network, which consists of Sydney Metro Northwest (between Rouse Hill and Chatswood) and Sydney Metro City & Southwest (between Chatswood and Bankstown).


Sydney Metro City & Southwest will extend the Sydney Metro system beyond Chatswood to Bankstown, and is comprised of two core components:

  1. Chatswood to Sydenham (approved in January 2017), find out more at the Department's Major Projects website
  2. Sydenham to Bankstown (currently under assessment)


The Sydenham to Bankstown upgrade is a proposed program of works to upgrade 13 km of the Sydney Trains T3 Bankstown Line and convert 10 stations between Sydenham and Bankstown to metro standards.


Sydney Metro previously lodged an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Sydenham to Bankstown upgrade with the Department of Planning, which was exhibited during September – November 2017.


Sydney Metro responded to submissions received on the EIS and revised the proposal and lodged the revisions, in the form of a Submissions and Preferred Infrastructure Report (SPIR), with the Department of Planning and Environment. The SPIR describes changes made to the proposal, and the revised impacts. The SPIR was on public exhibition during June/July 2018.


Sydney Metro has now lodged a Submissions Report to the SPIR. This report addresses issues raised by the community, councils and government agencies during the SPIR public exhibition period.


To view the Submissions Report or for more information about Sydney Metro City & Southwest Sydenham to Bankstown Upgrade, visit our Major Project's website:


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Page last updated: 16/11/2018