North West Railway Line To Have 4,000 Commuter Car Parking Spaces

North West Railway Line To Have 4,000 Commuter Car Parking Spaces

New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian

New South Wales Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance

4,000 New Commuter Car Spaces Ready For North West Railway Line Opening

Victor P Taffa

Thousands of new commuter car parking spaces have been completed along the North West Railway line, which will open to customers from Rouse Hill to Chatswood within months.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian said it is another major milestone on the $8.3 Billion project, which has only been made possible because of the New South Wales Liberals & Nationals Government’s strong economic management.

“Turn-up-and-go train services up to every 2 minutes and revolutionise the way we get around our great city.” Premier Berejiklian said.

“As part of the major investment we are providing 4,000 new commuter car spaces to make it as easy as possible for commuters.”

“This is the first time 4,000 new commuter spaces have been opened at once in Sydney and it is 1,000 more than we originally proposed.” Premier Berejiklian said.

Capacity of the North West Line Car Parks are:

  • Tallawong -1,000 spaces;
  • Bella Vista – 800;
  • Hills Showground – 600;
  • Cherrybrook – 400;
  • Kellyville – 1,360

Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance said all of the new commuter car parks will open at the same time as the North West rail line.

“North West rail line is being delivered by the New South Wales Government on time and more than $500 Million under budget.” Minister Constance said.

“This project shows the New South Wales Liberals & Nationals Government delivers on its promises.”

“You can’t trust Labor when they were last in office, they promised 12 rail lines and did not complete one in full.” Minister Constance said.

There are more than 340 spaces for bikes, 16 new bus stops, 52 taxi spaces and provisions for more than 100 kiss and ride spaces across the North West line

North West Line is being extended into the CBD, with services to start in 2024 when Sydney will have 31 railway stations and a new 66 km standalone railway.

NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell 2011-14

NSW Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New South Wales Liberal Premier Barry O’Farrell 2011-14

During the Premiership of Barry O’Farrell, he built the South West Line as Heavy Rail and also promised the North West Line.

New South Wales Transport Department sought Public Submissions on whether the North West Line should extend into Marsden Park or connect with the Richmond Line.

This could have seen a Double Track Rail overpass across the Richmond Line and a Double Track Diamond Junction at the Richmond Line/North West Line Junction.

Public Submissions were called for Western Sydney Airport Transport needs and this is a plan that Editor Victor P Taffa wrote in such a Public Submission for Western Sydney Airport Transport needs.

In the same Public Submission Editor Victor P Taffa as Heavy Rail recommended a Western Sydney Orbital Railway Line.

Tram Diamond Junction Under Construction in Adelaide

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Western Sydney Orbital Railway Line*

Railway Lines into Western Sydney Airport from the north, south and the east from Bankstown maximises growth and transport needs well into the future.

North-West Line operating as a Heavy Rail service and extended to:

  • Marsden Park
  • Double Track Diamond Junction where Richmond and North West Lines intersects
  • Rail Overpass across Richmond Line for North West Line
  • Ropes Creek Branch Line Railway Corridor
  • Rail Overpass across Western Line with Interchange Platforms at St. Mary’s
  • St. Marys Railway Station
  • Erskine Park Railway Station
  • Kemps Creek intersects with Bankstown Line Extension
  • Bankstown Line Extension*
  • Western Sydney Airport Railway Station
  • South West Line extends via sets of points to
  • Southern Line at Macarthur

*Bankstown Line Extension extends to Western Sydney Airport from Bankstown

  • Western Sydney Orbital Railway Line would enable a passenger to catch 1 Heavy Rail Train when boarding a train at Chatswood and alighting at Western Sydney Airport Railway Station.

New South Wales Transport Department also wanted to extend the South West Line into Western Sydney Airport.

Premier O’ Farrell left office and so the North West Line was left 3 Km short of the Richmond Line with Branch Line configuration in what can best be described as 19th century railway planning.

Sydney 2000 Olympic Games And Western Sydney Airport

Sydney Kingsford-Smith Mascot Airport that is only about 8 km from the CBD and until 2000 did not have a railway line servicing it. However, the Airport Railway Line opened in time for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.

Sydney had to have a Railway Line operating to the Airport before the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games began. Western Sydney hosted some Olympic sports.

Similarly, Greater Western Sydney Airport should have a Heavy Railway Line operating before the opening of the Airport.