Major Contract

Sydney Metro – West – Line Wide Systems

PROJECT STATUS
Announced
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. 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 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 the construction of:

  • line-wide systems
  • rail systems, and
  • a rolling stock depot.

Key Dates

Jul 2024 Expected Contract Award
Jan 2025 Expected Construction Commencement
Jun 2030 Expected Construction Completion

Procurement

Procuring Agency: Sydney Metro
Procurement note:

The NSW Government noted in the initial delivery strategy that this package could potentially use private finance. When the restructured delivery strategy was announced in October 2020, 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.

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

PROJECT HISTORY

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 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.
Sector
Rail
Procurement approach
Possible PPP | Unconfirmed |
Location
New South Wales |
Resources
Media releases
23 /03/2018