Driverless trains will transport commuters from Western Sydney International airport and the city’s southwest within seven years.
For the first time since the metro line was announced, Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Premier Gladys Berejiklian have committed $7 billion in funding to bring the project to life and confirmed it will be operational when the first plane takes off from the Nancy Bird Walton Airport in 2026.
Ms Berejiklian said the Coalition had budgeted $2 billion over the next four years, with construction to begin in 2021.
Transport and Infrastructure Minister Andrew Constance said the rail line would connect with the existing T1 Western Line at St Marys, while forming the start of a future rail network.
Original article: Sunday Telegraph 10 March 2019.