All aboard the brand-new Norwest metro
28 June 2019
The NSW Government’s $7.3b Northwest Metro line is officially open, with 140,000 excited travellers hopping on board for its first day – including NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Transport Minister Andrew Constance. This number smashed the government’s expectations of just 17,000 passengers on the day, but Minister Constance didn’t seem surprised.
“Life is about to change for so many,” he told the Sydney Morning Herald.
The game-changing 36 kilometre-line connects the Hills District like never before. Stretching from Chatswood to Rouse Hill, the journey takes less than 37 minutes travelling end-to-end. Commuters continue to be impressed by the driverless service, which runs every four minutes in peak periods.
And investors are jumping at the growth opportunity it presents.
“The potential for this service to grow into the future is what I love about it. We are really building this for the next century,” said Premier Berejiklian on opening day.
In fact, new JLL research has identified the Sydney Metro Northwest as one of the three major infrastructure projects set to have the biggest impact on the property market over the next six years.
“The placement of stations… will have the greatest effect through reducing travel times and costs, connecting people with job opportunities and connecting products with markets,” said Andrew Ballantyne, JLL’s head of research.
With Norwest Metro located less than ten minutes away from The Orchards, this is great news for investors. But it’s not just the transport links that make the suburb so attractive. Its picturesque, family-friendly streetscape is highly coveted by those looking for a tranquil, yet modern retreat. The perfect work/life balance also makes it an ideal candidate for high rental yields. And not to mention, the remarkable quality in every detail of The Orchards’ homes means their value will only increase.
Of course, it’s those living in the area who will benefit most from the transport boom. That’s certainly the case for The Orchards residents, who now can reach Sydney’s CBD in under 45 minutes.
Other benefits include:
- Improved reliability of transport services
- Easier access to Norwest Business Park
- Increased property value (and rental yields!)
Our team on site at The Orchards are just as impressed. In fact, we were so excited to test Sydney’s first driverless train that we filmed our maiden voyage.
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