Australia commits to Western Sydney Airport rail link (GlobalRailNews)

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A landmark deal has been reached between the governments of Australia and New South Wales to build the first stage of the North South Rail Link. The line will connect St Marys, a suburb in western Sydney, to Western Sydney Airport ahead of its planned 2026 opening.

The two governments have agreed that they will construct the North South Rail Link as equal partners, each contributing 50 per cent of the funding.

Both governments will commit $50 million (∼€40 million) for a business case on the North South Rail Link, as well as the South West Rail Link, and to finalise a route and station locations.

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