Major Contract

Sydney Metro – West – Trains, Signalling, Maintenance and Operations

Sydney Metro – West – Trains, Signalling, 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 alignment will include stops at:

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

The Trains, Signalling, Maintenance and Operations (TSMo) package is intended as a Design, Build, Operate and Maintain package. Sydney Metro has noted that they will further assess combining TSMo with Line-wide Work into a single PPP package.

Key Dates

Dec 2018 Initial Packaging Announced
Oct 2020 Revised Packaging Announced
Oct 2021 EOIs Open
Sep 2024 Expected Contract Award
Jan 2025 Expected Construction Commencement
2030 Expected Construction Completion


Procuring Agency: Sydney Metro
Procurement note:

While the TSMo package is intended as a Design, Build, Operate and Maintain package, Sydney Metro noted in October 2020, that they will further assess combining TSMo with Line Wide Systems package into a single PPP.

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.
Procurement approach
Possible PPP | Unconfirmed |
New South Wales |
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