Joint Scoping Study

The best options for rail investment

The joint Scoping Study of Rail Needs for Western Sydney has considered options for the region’s rail services.

The Australian and New South Wales governments have partnered to work on the joint Scoping Study to consider the best options for future rail investment. This includes when it should be built and rail options to service both the airport and the wider Western Sydney region. The study also considered if and how rail could be operational when the airport opens or, if not, how soon afterwards trains could be running.

The study has assessed economic, population and commercial drivers for different rail connections, travel speeds and train service types.

The Australian and NSW governments are working together to finalise the Scoping Study, with a report to be released towards the end of the year.

To find out more about the future of rail in Western Sydney, visit the Western Sydney Rail website.