NSW to get 4km elevated Skytrain on North West Rail Link

THE New South Wales Government has unveiled plans for a four-kilometre elevated Skytrain as part of its signature North West Rail Link project.

The NSW Government announced today it would lodge planning documents for the train line which is set to cost about $8.5 billion and will take a decade to build.

The documents include plans for eight stations along the line, two more than planned for earlier in the year, and an extra 1000 commuter car parks.

NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell and Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian announced the latest scope of the project in the north-west suburb of The Ponds.

"The North West Rail Link is the biggest transport infrastructure project in this state since the construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge," Mr O'Farrell said.

Ms Berejiklian said the Skytrain would give passengers a better journey as they would spend less time underground.

She said because it was elevated it would also minimise disruption to the road network during construction.

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