Australia’s New South Wales (NSW) transport minister Gladys Berejiklian has released new designs for Kellyville station as part of the government’s $8.3bn North West Rail Link project.
Kellyville is one of the eight new stations to be built for the route and will have 1,360 car parking spaces, as well as bus, taxi and bicycle facilities.
Ms Berejiklian was joined by Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi to inspect major construction work on this project.
The $340m contract awarded to Italian consortium Salini Impregilo to build the sky train, includes a 270m landmark cable-stayed rail bridge over Windsor Road at Rouse Hill, which is scheduled to be completed in 2017.
Ms Berejiklian said: "Kellyville station will be built on the elevated skytrain, complete with state-of-the-art platform screen doors, lifts and 1,200 new commuter car parking spaces for customers.
"Rapid transit will transform the way of life for people in the North West and it’s fantastic that residents are able to see the features and designs of their local stations taking shape.
"The NSW Government has made it clear that if we receive a mandate next March, the Rapid Transit network will be fast-tracked under Sydney Harbour through the CBD and west to Bankstown, unblocking major bottlenecks in the city and allowing up to 60% more trains every hour across the train network.
"There are now 13 construction sites in full swing along the route and three tunnel boring machines are currently underground digging Australia’s longest tunnels from Bella Vista to Epping as we work flat-out to open the train line for customers in the first half of 2019."
The 4km skytrain will be operated between Bella Vista and Rouse Hill stations through the Kellyville station.
The 270m cable-stayed rail bridge over Windsor Road will be similar in design to Sydney’s Anzac Bridge, as well as being the first cable-stayed railway bridge on a curve built in Australia.
Image: Kellyville station will have 1,360 car parking spaces, bus, taxi and bicycle facilities. Photo: courtesy of Transport for NSW.