A high-speed train from the CBD to western Sydney is set to be built within the next decade, as the state budget revealed today sets aside $3 billion for the project.
While there has been chat about getting this sort of project off the ground for a while now, this is the first time money has been set aside for the works.
"We're getting on with the job as quickly as possible," Premier Gladys Berejiklian said.
The train will take commuters from Parramatta to the city within 20 minutes, via the Olympic Park precinct.
"We are committed to real transformation for Western Sydney public transport and Sydney Metro West will actually deliver that.
The project is slated for a 2020 start date, with it predicted to take five years to complete.