Government eyes two-stage opening to flagship Metro amid rising costs

Government eyes two-stage opening to flagship Metro amid rising costs

Escalating costs and construction delays have forced the NSW government to consider staging the opening of the Metro rail line.

  • byTom Rabe

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Leaked plans reveal building heights for White Bay Power Station development
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Leaked plans reveal building heights for White Bay Power Station development

The revitalisation of the area on the city side of the Balmain peninsula will be the most significant reshaping of the Sydney’s harbour since Barangaroo.

  • byMatt O'Sullivan
Free fares spark surge in Sydney public transport demand during day

Free fares spark surge in Sydney public transport demand during day

New figures suggest more people are ditching their cars to ride on trains,light rail and ferries during the 12-day free travel period.

  • byMatt O'Sullivan
‘King’s ransom’ paid for secret review of Sydney’s mega rail projects

‘King’s ransom’ paid for secret review of Sydney’s mega rail projects

External consultants were paid almost $1.1 million for eight weeks’ work on a review of Sydney Metro,internal documents reveal.

  • byMatt O'Sullivan
The tough task threading a train line through Sydney’s crown jewel

The tough task threading a train line through Sydney’s crown jewel

A $1 billion-plus upgrade of Australia’s busiest railway station has thrown up plenty of challenges for construction workers.

  • byMatt O'Sullivan
Parramatta light rail setback is a betrayal of Sydney’s new pioneer populations

Parramatta light rail setback is a betrayal of Sydney’s new pioneer populations

Thousands of people have moved to the affected areas with the promise of public transport.

  • byDavid Borger
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NSW Treasurer warns of market pressures amid mega project blowouts

NSW Treasurer warns of market pressures amid mega project blowouts

The state government is facing significant cost overruns across several road and rail projects that form part of its $110 billion infrastructure pipeline due to labour shortages and COVID-19 pressures.

  • byMatt O'Sullivan andTom Rabe
Cost blowouts to force government to make hard decisions on mega projects

Cost blowouts to force government to make hard decisions on mega projects

A new metro rail line under Sydney Harbour risks becoming a major political and financial headache for the government as the next state election looms.

  • byMatt O'Sullivan
Sydney’s flagship harbour metro rail line billions over budget

Sydney’s flagship harbour metro rail line billions over budget

Scores of renegotiated contracts with companies building the new metro rail line highlight the extent of challenges facing the government project.

  • byMatt O'Sullivan
‘Deeply apologise’:Sydney commuters hit by major train delays across city

‘Deeply apologise’:Sydney commuters hit by major train delays across city

Thousands of Sydney commuters found their journeys affected after equipment repair at Town Hall station caused a ‘major’ network disruption.

  • byAmelia McGuire
M6 blows out by $400 million amid pandemic pressure,labour shortages
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M6 blows out by $400 million amid pandemic pressure,labour shortages

The NSW government is facing rising costs across its major motorway projects as a report on the state’s finances reveals $1.4b of spending that was not in this year’s budget.

  • byTom Rabe