The Western Sydney Rail Needs Scoping Study



The Australian and NSW governments – led by the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development and Transport for NSW – are undertaking a Scoping Study to determine the rail needs of Western Sydney and the Western Sydney Airport.

The objectives of the Scoping Study are to:

  • Determine the rail service needs of Western Sydney from the commencement of operations of a Western Sydney Airport (scheduled for mid 2020s), taking into account the ground transport needs of a Western Sydney Airport and Western Sydney generally.
  • Determine the longer term rail service needs of Western Sydney.
  • Identify and consider the broad options to address these rail needs, and recommend the options for more detailed assessment and development.


Download a copy of the Joint Scoping Study Terms of Reference.

Download a copy of the Western Sydney Rail Needs Study - Discussion Paper.







The Australian and NSW governments – led by the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development and Transport for NSW – are undertaking a Scoping Study to determine the rail needs of Western Sydney and the Western Sydney Airport.

The objectives of the Scoping Study are to:

  • Determine the rail service needs of Western Sydney from the commencement of operations of a Western Sydney Airport (scheduled for mid 2020s), taking into account the ground transport needs of a Western Sydney Airport and Western Sydney generally.
  • Determine the longer term rail service needs of Western Sydney.
  • Identify and consider the broad options to address these rail needs, and recommend the options for more detailed assessment and development.


Download a copy of the Joint Scoping Study Terms of Reference.

Download a copy of the Western Sydney Rail Needs Study - Discussion Paper.