Major Contract

Sydney Metro - West - Maintenance and Operations

Under Procurement
Sydney Metro - West - Maintenance and Operations

Sydney Metro West will deliver a new direct, 24 kilometre underground rail connection between the CBDs of Parramatta and Sydney. It will work together with the existing T1 Western Line, which is expected to be overcrowded by the early 2030s, despite ongoing upgrade works.

The project will include the maintenance and operations of the Sydney Metro West line. The alignment will include stops at:

  • Westmead
  • Parramatta
  • Sydney Olympic Park
  • North Strathfield
  • Burwood North
  • Five Dock
  • The Bays Precinct
  • Pyrmont, and
  • Sydney CBD.

Key Dates

Dec 2018 Financial Close
Oct 2020 Revised Packaging Announced
Oct 2021 EOIs Open
Nov 2022 ROIs Open - Sydney Metro West Partnership
Nov 2022 ROIs Close - Sydney Metro West Partnership
Jan 2023 Expected Pre-qualification Process Commencement
Sep 2024 Expected Contract Award
Jan 2025 Expected Construction Commencement
2030 Expected Construction Completion


Procuring Agency: Sydney Metro
Procurement note:

The project will be procured through the 'Sydney Metro West Partnership' model – which will be further developed and refined during the next stages of procurement. Under the proposed model, contractors, investors and Sydney Metro will enter into a ‘Partnership’ for the delivery of different works packages on the Sydney Metro West project, however, further details of the Partnership’s contracting models and structures have not been made publicly available.

Related contracts:
Sydney Metro – West – Transaction Management
Successful Tenderer - KPMG and IAG

Sydney Metro – West/Western Sydney Airport – Shadow Operator
Successful Tenderer - Ricardo and Seoul Metro


Mar 2018 In addition to stations at Parramatta, Sydney Olympic Park, The Bays Precinct, and Sydney CBD, the NSW Government announced new metro stations at Westmead and a new metro station at either Concort West or North Strathfield to connect to existing T1 Heavy Rail Line. The NSW Government announced it was further exploring options for metro stations at Camellia or Rydalmere, North Burwood or Five Dock, Kings Bay, and Pyrmont.
Apr 2018 The NSW Government held an industry briefing. Project development and stakeholder engagement strategies were announced.
Dec 2018 Second industry briefing held, outlining base case delivery and packaging strategy.
Sep 2020 NSW Government appointed Ricardo and Seoul Metro as the shadow operator for Sydney Metro West and Western Sydney Airport lines. Shadow operator will provide advice and technical input from the viewpoint of the prospective operations and maintenance contractor.
Oct 2020 During Transport Infrastructure Pipeline 2025 industry briefing, Sydney Metro announced restructured project packaging for Sydney Metro – West. The three previous packages for Trains, Signalling, and Maintenance and Operations, have now been combined into a single Trains, Signalling, Maintenance and Operations (TSMo) package. Sydney Metro noted that it is further assessing combining the TSMo package with Line Wide Systems to create a single PPP contract. Due to this, the procurement approach, and procurement time frame for the TSMo package was not confirmed.
Nov 2022 Sydney Metro hosted an industry briefing in which it called for ROIs for the remainder of the Sydney Metro - West packages. Sydney Metro announced they would procure the remaining packages through a Sydney Metro West Partnership model, with ROIs closing on 25 November. The briefing confirmed the Trains, Signalling, Maintenance and Operations package has been split into two separate packages - the Maintenance and Operations package and the Trains and Signalling Package.
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