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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

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 has since revised the proposal and lodged the revisions, in the form of a Preferred Infrastructure Report (PIR), with the Department of Planning and Environment. The PIR describes changes made to the proposal, and the revised impacts.


For more information about Sydney Metro City & Southwest Sydenham to Bankstown Upgrade, go to the Department's Major Project's website:


More information


The Preferred Infrastructure Report (PIR) was on public exhibition during 20 June - 18 July 2018.

Thank-you to those who provided submissions. Your feedback helps us understand the views of the community, and inform our assessment of the project. 

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Page last updated: 13/08/2018