The North West Rail Link is a priority rail infrastructure project for the NSW Government. The $8.3 billion project will open by the end of 2019. Eight new railway stations are proposed at: Cherrybrook, Castle Hill, Showground, Norwest, Bella Vista, Kellyville, Rouse Hill and Cudgegong Road. Also planned are 4,000 commuter car parking spaces. The rail link includes 15km of tunnels between Bella Vista and Epping – Australia’s longest.
The North West Rail Link will be a fully-automated rapid transit system – an Australian-first incorporating driverless trains and high-tech customer safety and security measures. The project will deliver benefits to the north west of Sydney and the broader metropolitan area for generations to come.
Working primarily as a key partner to Transport for NSW within the integrated project delivery office, RPS has provided project planning services, governance and documentation, economics and business case management, community relations, team development, sustainability strategy, graphical support, and heritage advice.
RPS staff have:
led the business case work stream, including demand forecasting and economic and financial modelling
led the community and stakeholder liaison team, and provided comprehensive community engagement to support project development, planning approvals and major contract documentation
designed and developed high-quality, graphically designed documentation for public and internal use
developed an internal team culture development program, and
scoped an education program for primary and secondary school students.