Sydney Metro Authority

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The Sydney Metro Authority was a New South Wales State Government statutory authority responsible for developing a metro underground railway system in Sydney, Australia. The authority was created in late 2008 as an amendment to the Transport Administration Act, 1988 to manage and deliver the metro system.[1]

The Chief Executive was Rodd Staples.[2]


The Government's first official metro proposals.

The metro was proposed to be built in several phases:[3][4]

  • the first stage, CBD Metro, between Rozelle and the Central Business district (CBD), and
  • the second stage, West Metro, extending the CBD Metro from Central to Westmead.

In addition to this, there was possibility of extending the CBD Metro towards the North-West beyond Rozelle. As a whole, these three projects were to form 'Metro Line 1'. Beyond this, a proposed 'Metro Line 2' to run from Malabar, though the CBD, to the Northern Beaches was also considered.[5]

Despite the authority commencing property acquisition and performing geotechnical work for both the CBD and West Metros, in February 2010 the NSW government announced that metro construction would not proceed, with funding diverted to expansion of the CityRail (now Sydney Trains) suburban rail network and Sydney's light rail line.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ New Sydney Metro Authority another costly mistake. NSW Greens, accessed 22 January 2009.
  2. ^ Our Team Sydney Metro Authority.
  3. ^ Government releases vision for Transport in NSW NSW Government Portal, 24 October 2008
  4. ^ Map showing West Metro and North-West Metro as 2nd phase to CBD metro NSW Government Portal, accessed 4 March 2009.
  5. ^ Metro - the future of Sydney's transport Sydney Metro Authority.

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