Sydney Metro - West - Line-wide, rail systems, rolling stock and depot


Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed


Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
Sydney Metro - West - Line-wide, rail systems, rolling stock and depot

Prospective pipeline

Greenfield (construction) or brownfield (government asset divestment) projects needed or likely to occur within the next five years, but is not formally proposed by a state, territory or major local government.

Credibly proposed

The project or divestment is supported by a state, territory or major local government, is subject to studies or other processes (such as pre-feasibility or scoping studies or business case development), and is likely to proceed to formal announcement.   


The project has a firm commitment and timeline from a state, territory or major local government, but has not yet entered the market.

Under procurement

The project or transaction is under procurement (such as a call for Expressions of Interest, requests for tender, or another offer to the market).

Preferred bidder announced

A preferred bidder has been selected and is in exclusive negotiations.

Recently closed

Projects that have progressed to contractual close remain on ANZIP for 12 months.

ANZIP is focused only on major infrastructure activity, above the following thresholds:


Construction projects: > AUD$300m

Investable greenfield & brownfield: > AUD$100m

New Zealand

All greenfield and brownfield projects and divestments: > NZD $100 million

STATUS: Credibly proposed
TYPE: Greenfield

The proposed Sydney Metro West will work together with the existing T1 Western Line between the Sydney CBD and Parramatta, which is expected to be overcrowded by the early 2030s, despite ongoing upgrade works. The Government has yet to confirm the alignment, or release a business case, but it is intended that new stations will be constructed at key precincts along the route including Parramatta, Sydney Olympic Park, The Bays Precinct and Sydney CBD, along with an interchange at an existing T1 Northern Line station - either Concord West or North Strathfield. Further stations are under consideration along this route.

An initial delivery strategy for Sydney Metro West was released in April 2018, which comprised several packages.

This proposed package of works comprises the design, construction and maintenance of:

- line-wide systems;
- rail systems; and
- new rolling stock and their associated depot.

The NSW Government notes this package is open to the use of private finance.

Through industry consultation the NSW Government is seeking feedback on the initial delivery strategy with the procurement approach and package composition open to change. In particular, the NSW Government is interested as to whether the operation of Sydney Metro West should be vertically integrated with the long-term maintenance works or not. The initial delivery strategy sees operation of Sydney Metro West separated into its own package.

The preferred alignment and delivery strategy are expected to be announced in late-2018 or early-2019.

The NSW Government intends to start construction in the next term of Government, pending the final business case assessment and the State election in March 2019.

In June 2018, Turner & Townsend were appointed by Transport for NSW as the Managed Service Provider (MSP) for the Sydney Metro City & Southwest and the Sydney Metro West final business case. Turner & Townsend will work on the final business case with HKA and Crossrail International.

Last reviewed: 11/10/2018

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