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Western Sydney Airport metro line work in full swing

The foundation for a new metro station at Luddenham is complete whilst construction of the bridge it will be situated on is well underway

Work on the Western Sydney Airport metro line has progressed with the foundation of the new Luddenham station completed, ready for work on the station build to commence next month.

Luddenham station will be the only station located on a viaduct bridge, with almost one kilometre located between Orchard Hills and Luddenham already completed.

Situated up to 13.5m above ground, the bridge will be 3.5km long when finished – consisting of 36 piers (one every 28 to 40 metres) and 308 concrete segments.

“When complete, Luddenham Station will deliver a rail service to the future research, innovation and commercial precinct in Luddenham and provide world-class travel for people in an area with limited public transport options,” NSW minister for transport Jo Haylen says.

Work on the remaining part of the metro line is also in full swing, with four tunnel boring machines excavating the 9.8km tunnels and earthworks underway, to complete sections of the railway at ground level.

The six new stations on the metro line will be crucial connection for workers and travellers making their way to Western Sydney’s new international airport and surrounding areas, according to a NSW government statement.

“This project will not only improve public transport access to the future Western Sydney Airport, it’s also delivering major economic stimulus for Western Sydney, supporting more than 14,000 jobs,” minister for Western Sydney Prue Car says.

“There’s more to do, but I am delighted to see progress being made on this world-class infrastructure project, which will benefit our local communities for generations to come.”

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