Sydney Metro West: Measuring the impact of travel times and station location on job accessibility

Building a fast train link from the Sydney CBD to Parramatta would create tens of thousands of new jobs, according to this report published by the Committee for Sydney, the Sydney Business Chamber and the Western Sydney Business Chamber.
Building a fast train link from the Sydney CBD to Parramatta would create tens of thousands of new jobs, according to this report published by the Committee for Sydney, the Sydney Business Chamber and the Western Sydney Business Chamber. 

Sydney Metro West is the proposed extension to the Sydney Metro Network. It is designed to connect Parramatta and the Sydney central business districts and increase rail capacity and reduce travel times between these centres.
 
The report argues that Metro West has the potential to be a city-shaping transport investment supporting the three cities vision of the NSW Government for Greater Sydney, which is about ‘rebalancing’ jobs and activity concentrations from the eastern Sydney CBD and Eastern Harbour City towards the Central River City focussed on Greater Parramatta and, in future, the Western Parkland City.
 
It examines scenarios focusing on travel times between Parramatta and Sydney CBD of 15, 20 and 25 minutes were assessed. The 15-minute scenario included five core stations along the route.
 

Chris Taylor

Senior Manager, Advocacy, Western Sydney

Chris has worked for a number of Australia’s leading industry organisations and has vast experience in media, communications and external relations. With a strong interest in politics and policy, Chris aims to advocate for ideas that will grow economic opportunities in Western Sydney, in particular in the tourism, infrastructure and arts industries.