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One million Sydney Metro trips made in two weeks

The first stage of Australia’s first driverless metro train line, Sydney Metro, has officially opened $1 billion under budget.

Two weeks since the opening of the North West Metro in New South Wales, the network has already conducted more than one million trips.

“Patronage in the Metro’s first two weeks has been amazing with an average of 72,000 journeys on weekdays – a huge result for a brand new mode of transport,” Premier Gladys Berejiklian said.

The North West Metro runs from Chatswood to Rouse Hill and is intended to be a ‘turn up and go’ service.

Peak hour trains run every four minutes and the line has the ability to run trains every two minutes at peak in the future.

The line has 13 new stations, all accessible with a lift and level access between the platform and train, and 4000 new commuter car parking spaces.

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“The success shows just how much commuters appreciate the delivery of this game-changing project, which connects the area by rail like never before,” Berejiklian said.

So far more than 3400 train services have run, with Thursday 30 of May the busiest day on the Metro with 75,876 trips.

Minister for Transport Andrew Constance said customer feedback had been overwhelmingly positive.

“We are now getting on with the job of extending the line from Chatswood, under the Harbour, through the CBD and onto Bankstown,” Constance said.

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