Sydney Metro City & Southwest

Sydney Metro Southwest

Sydney Metro City & Southwest is the second stage of the wider Sydney Metro line, which will deliver new railway infrastructure for Sydney.

In November 2015, the NSW State Government announced the Sydney Metro City & Southwest project. The construction of the line commenced in 2017, with the system expected to open to customers in 2024.

Environmental Impact Statement

The Sydney Metro City and South West – Chatswood to Sydenham EIS was released on 11 May 2016. Council made a submission to the EIS exhibition process, which was endorsed by Council on 27 June 2016. To view the EIS and Council’s submission, follow the related links on this page.

Willoughby to Chatswood underground cabling

Underground cabling between Artarmon and North Chatswood is completed and will provide crucial electrical supplies to the network, delivering fast, safe and reliable train services. During the planning and approval process, submissions from community groups, residents and Council were received and considered. 

Artarmon substation

Shaft excavation has commenced for the Artarmon substation which will be located in Reserve Road within the Artarmon Industrial Area. The substation will house electrical equipment and cabling and provide maintenance access to the underground tunnels.

Chatswood Dive Site

Tunnel boring activity has commenced at the Chatswood Dive site. TBM Wendy is currently located at the south western side of the intersection of Mowbray and Hampden roads. Wendy has commenced her 6.2km tunnel boring journey from Chatswood to Blues Point. Commissioning of a second TBM is underway and the machine will start tunnelling soon. You can you can follow the progress of the TBMs online at

Rail Corridor widening work has also commenced from Brand Street to Mowbray Road and along the Frank Channon Walk in Chatswood.

Willoughby City Council is working to ensure that this major new transport infrastructure delivers the best possible results for the Willoughby community, in terms of the public domain, pedestrian safety and service, street life and economic activity. We're also working with Transport for NSW to ensure the least amount of disruption for local residents.