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24 Novembre 2020

Australia

NSW BUDGET DELIVERS BILLIONS FOR RAIL

Major rail projects will receive billions in funding in the 2020-21 NSW budget. In the budget handed down on November 17, the NSW government confirmed it would spend $28 billion on Sydney Metro over the next four years, across all three legs, City and Southwest, West, and Western Sydney Airport.“By 2024, Sydney will have 31 metro railway stations and a 66 kilometres standalone metro railway system, revolutionising the way our city travels,” said Minister for Transport Andrew Constance.Parramatta light rail will receive over half a billion dollars in the 2020-21 year as major construction continues along the line. Stage two, which would add a line from Parramatta to Sydney Olympic Park, did not receive any funding, however, with Constance recently suggesting the project may involve trackless trams.Over $1.1bn and $4bn over the forward estimates has been put towards More Trains, More Services, which will increase frequency on the Illawarra, Airport, and South Coast lines.In the regions, $43 million has been committed to the Regional Rail Fleet program, which will involve the purchase of new rollingstock and the construction of a maintenance facility in Dubbo.Fast rail will also receive funding, with $31m, $258m over the next four years, allocated to investment in a fast rail network. Constance said that continued investment in the transport network would enable the NSW economy to weather future shocks and will help creating job positions.  (ICE SYDNEY)


Fonte notizia: Rail Express