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For the first time, a metro train travels under Sydney Harbour

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publish date 1970-01-01 03:00:00

For the first time ever, a metro train traveled under Sydney Harbour, and this is considered a “historic step” for the Australian city, according to a website published cnnThe successful crossing was part of an ongoing test program on the metro’s 15.5km twin tunnels, which run from northwest Sydney and run beneath the famous harbour..


The trains will be manually operated during the current testing period, but will eventually be driverless

This came more than 91 years after the first steam train crossed the Sydney Harbor Bridge in January 1932..

Historic step

Jo Haylin, Minister for Transport for New South Wales, said in a statement: “Train travel under the harbor is an exciting and historic step, meaning more people can take a train across the city… and this will improve the wider rail network once the city’s metro is ready to transport passengers next year“.

Train under Sydney Harbour
Train under Sydney Harbour

Trains will eventually run at 110 kilometers per hour under the port, and the project will extend Metro City and Southwest Linewhich is valued at 20.5 billion Australian dollars (about 13.7 billion US dollars), eventually all the way to the suburb of Sydenham, in the inner-west part of the city..

High speed test

Although the trains are currently being operated manually during the “low speed” test period, with a maximum speed of 25 kilometers per hour, they will gradually move to the “high speed test”.“.

Peter Regan, CEO ofSydney MetroThe speed will increase to 110 kilometers, or about 68 miles, per hour, and the trains will be driverless when they start operating..

Regan adds, “Each train will also undergo acceleration and braking tests on the newly built track, completing a series of system checks, to ensure it can perform reliably when in operation.“.

The trains will be operated manually during the current test period, but they will be driverless at the end, and the tests will continue during the remainder of the year, before the start of passenger services on the first half of the line, which is scheduled for 2024..

The second section of the line, which will run from Sydenham to Bankstown in southwest Sydney, is not expected to open until 2025..

Meanwhile, plans are also being made for a line Metro West Worth 27 billion Australian dollars, or about 18 billion US dollars, below Hunter Street, in Sydney’s central business district, the city will have a network of four lines, 46 stations, and 113 kilometers of new metro track by 2030.

The ambitious Sydney project has been described as one of the largest suburban railway projects in the world, and has been compared to the Grand Paris ExpressIt is an expansion of the French capital estimated at $31.6 billion of the public transport network, which is also expected to be completed in 2030.

This came more than 91 years after the first steam train crossed the Sydney Harbor Bridge in January 1932..

Historic step

Jo Haylin, Minister for Transport for New South Wales, said in a statement: “Train travel under the harbor is an exciting and historic step, meaning more people can take a train across the city… and this will improve the wider rail network once the city’s metro is ready to transport passengers next year“.

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