News / June 2019
Monday 27 May 2019
Sydney metro north west stations and precincts open to the public

Australia’s biggest public transport project, Sydney Metro, has officially opened to the public, delivering a turn up and go rail service from Tallawong to Chatswood.

With 13 stations and 4000 commuter car parking spaces, Sydney Metro North West Metro is Australia’s first fully accessible railway, which will deliver fast, safe and reliable travel.

At full operation, trains will run every four minutes in each direction at peak times, with the ability to run up to every two minutes in the future.

HASSELL, working as the architect and landscape architect for the Northwest Rapid Transit consortium, was responsible for the design of all the stations and precincts. The distinctive station entrances, plazas and parks add a new amenity, colour and convenience to Sydney’s northwest and will become focal points for the local community for generations to come.

Included in the HASSELL design are new community facilities and parklands at Cheltenham, the project’s large train maintenance facility at Tallawong, a suite of multi-level car parks, pedestrian bridges and utility buildings, as well as the 4km parkland and cycleway between Bella Vista and Rouse Hill.

HASSELL Principal and Design Director Ross de la Motte said this project has not only helped to transform the city, but also those who worked on the project.

“As a designer, it’s rare to be able to work on projects of this scale and importance. We have had team members of all levels being able to develop their experience and grow within their profession, some who started their career with us when we first commenced work on the project six years ago,” Ross said.

“This is a world class project delivered by Australian designers for the people of northwest Sydney. I really hope they get great pleasure from using the stations and the Metro.  It will change the way people travel and the way they live. To be involved in and have an influence on that is really quite special,” he said.

Photography: Cath Bowen

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