Australia’s Transport for New South Wales (NSW) is set to commission the South West Rail Link on 8 February, following more than three years of major construction and months of testing.
NSW premier Mike Baird said: "Opening well ahead of schedule and $300m under budget, the South West Rail Link is proof that when this government says it will build the infrastructure needed to transform this great state, we will deliver."
Delivered by the NSW’s Transport Construction Authority (TCA), the $2.1bn South West rail link project is a rail-expansion programme that aims to address the issues of reliability and passenger growth on the metropolitan rail network.
The South West Rail Link will offer services to the Liverpool CBD, through Leppington, Edmondson Park and Glenfield stations.
The 11.4km-long rail line will connect commuters with the T5 Cumberland Line, T2 South Line and T2 Airport Line at Glenfield, with the T2 South Line, T3 Bankstown Line and T5 Cumberland Line at Liverpool.
NSW transport minister Gladys Berejiklian said: "Trains will run from 5am to midnight and customers will be able to change trains at Glenfield or Liverpool to connect with services across Sydney, including the CBD, Parramatta and the airport."