Building Rail to Australia's Next Major Airport

The new Western Sydney Airport will be a major transport asset for Western Sydney and for the Australia's national economy.

The full benefits of the new airport, however, will only be realised if there are high-quality, fast and direct transport links to the site. Heavy rail will need to be a critical part of the transport mix, as heavy rail is by far the most efficient way to transport a large number of people, and because heavy rail offers the best option for reducing traffic congestion on local roads.

Read the RTBU's submission on building rail to the new Western Sydney Airport here.