Official opening for South West Rail link

New-rail-link-to-benefit-Sydney-residents_157_6003659_0_14101983_300One of the main attractions to Sydney property is its access to so many great transport links. Whether you live outside of the CBD and need to commute in – or vice versa – there’s no shortage of ways to get from A to B.

Options have just improved even further, thanks to the official opening of the South West Rail link. It’s operational a year earlier than expected and opens up more opportunities for anyone who needs to get out and about in the NSW capital.

Two new stations have been constructed at Leppington and Edmondson Park, alongside 1,200 parking spaces that commuters can make use of. People shouldn’t have to wait long to make use of the service between Liverpool and Leppington, as services are scheduled to run every half an hour.

The journey will take around 15 minutes in each direction, with the trains operating between 5 am and midnight on a daily basis. More than 3,000 jobs have been created as a result of the project, which is expected to prove a hit with local residents.

Sydney is no stranger to infrastructure projects at the moment. Construction of the NorthConnex motorway is due to begin this month and will improve commuter times through installing two 9-kilometre tunnels.

It will link the M1 Pacific Motorway at Wahroonga with the M2 Motorway at the Pennant Hills Road interchange. Federal Assistant Infrastructure Minister Jamie Briggs said the plan is for fewer heavy vehicles to be on the road, therefore improving safety for Sydney residents.

Commuters can expect to save around 15 minutes on their journey by using this new link as opposed to Pennant Hills Roads. The alternative route to the Pacific Highway will also help avoid large numbers of traffic lights that often cause great frustration to motorists.

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