The first kilometre of railway track has been laid in Australia’s longest railway tunnels – another major step forward on Sydney Metro, Australia’s biggest public transport project.

Just weeks ago we saw the first station canopy rise into place, now the first sections of underground track are in place. This megaproject is really coming to life.

This is another piece of history that will ultimately provide commuters more choice on how to get around when it opens in the next few years.

The tracks were laid 20m underground in the west-bound tunnel at Norwest.

We’ve installed above ground track at Sydney Metro HQ in Rouse Hill, and these tracks mark the start of making tracks underground.

Altogether about 55km of tracks will be laid between Rouse Hill and Epping for the first stage of the new railway.

Norwest Station includes a new underground pedestrian link below Norwest Boulevard, making it easier for customers to get to the station from nearby areas.

The $8.3 billion Sydney Metro Northwest is planned to open in the first half of 2019 with 13 metro stations and 4,000 new commuter car parking spaces. Customers will have a train every four minutes in each direction in the peak – 15 trains an hour.

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