Baulkham Hills State Liberal MP David Elliott today welcomed Italian Regent Secretary Benedetto Della Vedova and Italian Ambassador Pier Francesco Zazo to the skytrain section of the $8.3 billion Sydney Metro Northwest project.
The skytrain, being delivered by Italy-based Salini Impregilo on behalf of the NSW Government, is the most visible part of Australia’s biggest public transport project. It features 4km of elevated skytrain viaduct and a new cable stayed bridge across Windsor Road at Rouse Hill.
“The NSW Government is well and truly getting on with the job of delivering Sydney Metro, Australia’s biggest public transport project – we’re on track to open to customers in the first half of 2019,” Mr Elliott said.
“Working together with our partners, we are delivering a brand new, innovative metro railway network that will serve Sydney for generations to come.
“The skytrain is a perfect example of taking the best the world has to offer and delivering it right here in the booming north west.”
Salini Impregilo skytrain project director Davide Vaggi said: “The vision and planning undertaken by the NSW Government in delivering Sydney Metro Northwest will create amazing opportunities for the people living in the north west region of Sydney.
“Salini Impregilo is pleased to be able to bring expertise from around the world to deliver this world class project. We are a world leader in infrastructure projects, operating in over 50 countries with approximately 35,000 employees.”
Sydney Metro Northwest is the first stage of Sydney Metro, the city’s new metro railway network. From the end of Sydney Metro Northwest at Chatswood, metro services will be extended under Sydney Harbour, through the Sydney CBD and southwest to Bankstown.
Services on Sydney Metro Northwest start in the first half of 2019 with a new metro train every four minutes in the peak.