Sydney Metro

What is the Sydney Metro

In the early 1970s, a city-wide light rail system was proposed for Sydney by a private corporation (Transport for NSW).

The design was to be based on the Paris Metro and consisted of a light rail network, with an underground section in the CBD.

The proposal was rejected by the state government as too expensive, which is one of the reasons why Sydney has no light rail today (unless you count two heritage routes that are not really in use anymore).

Sydney Metro

What are the main stations on the Sydney Metro?

For those who have not been to Sydney, the closest station is Central.

How much did the Sydney Metro cost to build?

10 billion

How many passengers pass through the Sydney Metro each day?

1.2 million

What are the expected benefits of the Sydney Metro?

A reduction in traffic congestion.

What are the expected challenges of the Sydney Metro?

What if we had designed the Sydney Metro for a family of four,
instead of a single person?

What are the future plans for the Sydney Metro?

We are planning to add more stations to the line. And there are some plans for a light rail system in Sydney.

What are the potential impacts of the Sydney Metro on the city?

What are the potential impacts of the Sydney Metro on the city?

What are the lessons that can be learned from the Sydney Metro?

What was the experience like?