SYDNEY will get a second harbor crossing under plans for a multibillion rail vision announced by Infrastructure NSW on June 20.
The crossing – with conservative cost estimates of $10 billion – will join the $8.5 billion North West Rail Link, set to be open in about 2019-20. The harbour crossing is not expected to start before then.
The crossing is needed for Sydney to use metro-style trains similar to those in London and Paris.
Coalition government advisers have speculated the tunnel cost would be considerably more than $10 billion – but Transport Minister Gladys Berejikian assured the AFR the infrastructure project will be built. The newspaper also included a map of the project.Read more