Looking at Google Earth and thinking of a question asked about the area in general, how hard would it be to reopen the Ropes Creek line from St Mary's past Ropes Creek and through to ROUSE HILL to connect with the currently being built line ??
This area of western Sydney is continually growing with Rouse Hill going from a few houses on acreage to a rapidly expanding suburb.
St Mary's station to the straight section of track is the problem. the 90 degree turn near Dunheved station has been a problem for the life of the line.... buying the sites near the station is long out of the question.. been asked too higher cost..
future plans - none - any idea's got ripped up with the sleepers. there is space due to the history of the area....
[*but*] the main topic has been the same for decades no funding for the projects it all goes into roads not real public transport options - just look at the Parramatta rail projects and the airport rail projects list of options - all stopped.