Re: Western Sydney Airport and metro progress

The structure gauge of the Western Sydney Metro tunnels would be very
little different from the existing metro tunnels.

Talking about connections to Sydney Airport - still many people don't get
it. There won't be much demand from the east, most of it will be from the
west, NW and SW. Both airports will provide the range of local, national
and international flights. Travellers in the east will have everything they
need from Sydney Airport and travellers from the west will, progressively,
have everything they need from Western Sydney Airport. Western Sydney
Airport will also serve travellers from the Blue Mountains and Central
West, from the Southern Highlands and from the Illawarra (from where a fast
rail connection is proposed on top of the exiting motorways).

Tony P

On Tuesday, 5 December 2023 at 11:57:32 UTC+11 Hunslet wrote:

> Since the tunnels etc are being built to a larger structure gauge, I don’t

> understand why it is not heavy-rail, extending to connect directly at

> Leppington as was originally proposed. This would permit direct transit

> to the airport without having to change trains (and platform levels at St

> Marys), and also allow for direct express trains linking to two airports

> .. Badgerys, Glenfield (change for Campbelltown etc.), Wolli Creek

> (Illawarra and South Coast), International & Domestic, Central and turning

> back at St James middle roads.


> Hunslet




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> Which means if they ever do the sensible thing and connect to Tallawong to

> make a ring route (and then say loop back to Bankstown to complete the

> ring), there will be forced interchange to


> .