Major Contract

Sydney Metro – West – Line Wide Systems

Under Procurement
Sydney Metro – West – Line Wide Systems

Sydney Metro West will deliver a new direct, 24-kilometre underground rail connection between the CBDs of Parramatta and Sydney. 

The alignment will include stops at:

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

The proposed package of works for Line Wide Systems package comprises

  • construction and commissioning of 24 kilometres of linewide infrastructure 
  • tunnel ventilation
  • power
  • lighting
  • drainage
  • fire systems, and
  • construction of a stabling, mainatenance and control centre at Clyde.

Key Dates

Nov 2022 ROIs Open - Sydney Metro West Partnership
Nov 2022 ROIs Close - Sydney Metro West Partnership
Jan 2023 Expected Pre-qualification Process Commencement
Jul 2024 Expected Contract Award
Jan 2025 Expected Construction Commencement
Jun 2030 Expected Construction Completion


Procuring Agency: Sydney Metro
Shortlist: CPB Contractors and UGL Engineering; John Holland
Related contracts:
Sydney Metro – West/Western Sydney Airport – Shadow Operator
Successful Tenderer - Ricardo and Seoul Metro

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

Systems Framework Package One
Successful Tenderer - Schindler

Systems Framework Package Two
Successful Tenderer - Honeywell


Apr 2018 The NSW Government held an industry briefing. Project development and stakeholder engagement strategies were announced.
Jun 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 development. Turner & Townsend will work on the final business case with HKA and Crossrail International.
Dec 2018 A follow-up industry briefing was held, outlining the base case delivery and packaging strategy. The NSW Government noted the Line Wide Works package (which included rolling stock and maintenance at the time) could potentially utilise private finance.
Oct 2020 During the Transport Infrastructure Pipeline 2025 industry briefing, Sydney Metro announced restructured project packaging for Sydney Metro – West. Sydney Metro noted that they will further assess combining Trains, Signalling, Maintenance and Operations (TSMo) package with Line Wide Systems into a single PPP package. Due to this, the procurement approach, and procurement time frame for the Line Wide Systems package was not confirmed.
Dec 2021 Transport for NSW opened Registrations of Interest (ROIs) for the Sydney Metro West's Systems Frameworks. The Systems Framework will be procured in two packages. Package One comprises the supply of lifts and escalators, while Package Two comprises the supply of building management control systems, CCTV, public address Systems, fire systems, passenger information display systems and access control systems. The Systems Frameworks contracts are outside the scope of the Line Wide Systems contract.
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.
Mar 2023 The two Systems Framework contracts were awarded for the project. Package One, including the delivery of lifts and escalators, was awarded to chindler. Package Two, involving public address systems, CCTV, displays, and other works, was awarded to Honeywell.
Dec 2023 Sydney Metro announced that CPB Contractors and UGL, and John Holland had been shortlisted for the delivery of the Linewide Systems Package. Sydney Metro further confirmed that it will no longer proceed with the Sydney Metro West Partnership Model. Sydney Metro also announced it will commence a process to investigate merging the Line Wide Systems package and Operations and Maintenance packages into a single contract. No further details have been released as to how this will impact shortlisted bidders.
Procurement approach
Possible PPP | Unconfirmed | Other |
New South Wales |
Tender notices
Systems Frameworks
Project pages
Sydney Metro West