Sydney Metro Northwest is finally here!

The moment everyone has been waiting for is finally here. On May 26, Sydney Metro Northwest had its first passenger service. The accumulation of seven years of work, Sydney Metro Northwest is changing the way customers travel around Sydney. This is the first phase of the larger Sydney Metro Project, with eight new metro railway stations connecting Rouse Hill to Chatswood.

To celebrate the upcoming opening, members of the team shared some of their most challenging and memorable moments on the project.

Steve Watson, Skytrain Contract Director, reminisced about the challenges and ‘a few good memories of delivering the Skytrain’. He remembered the proud moments as his team saw the last segment of the bridge put into place, and the installation of the two giant towers which hold up Sydney Metro’s landmark railway bridge.

Sydney Metro Skytrain Bridge, Windsor Road, Rouse Hill

Lydia Tanious, a Graduate who spent two years at Sydney Metro as a Cadet says her favourite moment was when she was taken on a tour of the northwest alignment and on to the viaduct building the sky train. ‘It was amazing to see the live construction sites. We were taken from Tallawong Station up to Bella Vista where the Skytrain becomes street level and goes underground.’ Lydia commented that was ‘a once in a lifetime opportunity’.

Lydia Tanious, Graduate on the Sydney Metro Skytrain Viaduct, Rouse Hill

A highlight for Matthew Marrinan, Environment Manager at Sydney Metro, was uncovering the ruins of the 1820s White Hart Inn at Kellyville. Matt says ‘the outcomes for heritage on the northwest projects are some of the things I’m most proud of’.

Anne Purcell, Director Community and Engagement, recalled inviting members of the community to visit the active construction sites and loved seeing the ‘smiling faces of customers’ at the station community open days.

When complete, Sydney Metro will extend from Chatswood to Bankstown with new underground stations to service the CBD precinct.


The moment everyone has been waiting for is finally here. On May 26, Sydney Metro Northwest had its first passenger service. The accumulation of seven years of work, Sydney Metro Northwest is changing the way customers travel around Sydney. This is the first phase of the larger Sydney Metro Project, with eight new metro railway stations connecting Rouse Hill to Chatswood.

To celebrate the upcoming opening, members of the team shared some of their most challenging and memorable moments on the project.

Steve Watson, Skytrain Contract Director, reminisced about the challenges and ‘a few good memories of delivering the Skytrain’. He remembered the proud moments as his team saw the last segment of the bridge put into place, and the installation of the two giant towers which hold up Sydney Metro’s landmark railway bridge.

Sydney Metro Skytrain Bridge, Windsor Road, Rouse Hill

Lydia Tanious, a Graduate who spent two years at Sydney Metro as a Cadet says her favourite moment was when she was taken on a tour of the northwest alignment and on to the viaduct building the sky train. ‘It was amazing to see the live construction sites. We were taken from Tallawong Station up to Bella Vista where the Skytrain becomes street level and goes underground.’ Lydia commented that was ‘a once in a lifetime opportunity’.

Lydia Tanious, Graduate on the Sydney Metro Skytrain Viaduct, Rouse Hill

A highlight for Matthew Marrinan, Environment Manager at Sydney Metro, was uncovering the ruins of the 1820s White Hart Inn at Kellyville. Matt says ‘the outcomes for heritage on the northwest projects are some of the things I’m most proud of’.

Anne Purcell, Director Community and Engagement, recalled inviting members of the community to visit the active construction sites and loved seeing the ‘smiling faces of customers’ at the station community open days.

When complete, Sydney Metro will extend from Chatswood to Bankstown with new underground stations to service the CBD precinct.


Page published: 30 May 2019, 09:00