Major Contract

Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport – Stations, Systems, Trains, Operations and Maintenance

Under Procurement
Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport – Stations, Systems, Trains, Operations and Maintenance

Formerly known as Sydney Metro Greater West, the Western Sydney Airport Line will see a new metro rail line run from St Marys on the existing T1 heavy rail line to the Western Sydney Aerotropolis near Bringelly, via Western Sydney Airport (WSA).

The six stations announced for the line will be located at:

  • St Marys
  • Orchard Hills
  • Luddenham
  • Airport Business Park
  • Airport Terminal, and
  • Western Sydney Aerotropolis

The scope of the Stations, Systems, Trains, Operations and Maintenance (SSTOM) package comprises:

  • provision of private equity in the delivery of the package
  • construction of the six new stations
  • installation of tracks, signalling, mechanical and electrical systems
  • supplying new driverless trains
  • construction of stabling and maintenance facility at Orchard Hills
  • operation and maintenance of the line and its assets, and
  • handback of operations and maintenance at the end of term.

In line with the operations and maintenance model adopted for Sydney Metro's Northwest and City and Southwest lines, it is expected that the SSTOM contract for Western Sydney Airport line will be procured as a 15-year Public Private Partnership (PPP).

Key Dates

May 2021 ROIs Open
Jun 2021 ROIs Close
Jun 2021 EOIs Open
Jul 2021 EOIs Close
Oct 2021 RFP Open
May 2022 RFP Close
Oct 2022 Expected Contract Award
Jan 2023 Expected Construction Commencement
Jun 2026 Expected Construction Completion


Procuring Agency: Sydney Metro
Other: Transaction Advisory services: Valorem Advisory
Related contracts:
Integration and Delivery Partner
Successful Tenderer - SNC-Lavalin, in partnership with HKA and Infrastructure Nation

Transaction Advisor
Successful Tenderer - Valorem Advisory


Jun 2020 The NSW Government released an RFT for Transaction Management Services and PPP Financial Advisory Services for the project's major packages.
Sep 2020 The NSW Government appointed Ricardo and Seoul Metro as 'Shadow Operator' for Sydney Metro West and Western Sydney Airport Lines to provide advice and technical input from the viewpoint of a prospective operations and maintenance contractor.
Oct 2020 The SSTOM package was confirmed as a 15-year PPP contract, with Expressions of Interest process to begin in the first quarter of 2021.
Nov 2020 The NSW Government called for Expressions of Interest (EOI) for Integration and Delivery Partner Services for the Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport project. EOIs closed on 23 December 2020.
Jan 2021 The NSW Government released a Request for Tender (RFT) for the Insurance Advisor Services for Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport, with the potential to extend to Sydney Metro – West. These services will primarily include the provision of insurance broking services relating to the design and implementation of a Principal Arranged Insurance program during the delivery phase of the project.
May 2021 Sydney Metro invited Expressions of Interest for Independent Certifier Services for the package, closing on 25 June.
May 2021 Sydney Metro invited Registrations of Interest (ROI) to participate in the procurement process for the SSTOM package, with ROIs closing on 18 June. Despite the NSW Government having signalled the SSTOM package was to be procured as a PPP, the call for ROI document indicated Sydney Metro is open to considering an ‘alternative commercial framework’. Any alternative models were to be considered through the EOI phase, with the commercial framework to be finalised before the Request for Proposal phase, scheduled to commence in late-2021.
Jun 2021 SNC-Lavalin, in partnership with HKA and Infrastructure Nation was appointed as the Integration and Delivery Partner for the Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport project.
Jul 2021 Valorem Advisory was awarded the contract for Transaction Advisory services.
Jul 2021 The NSW Government granted planning approval for the Sydney Metro - Western Sydney Airport Line.
Procurement approach
Confirmed PPP |
New South Wales | National |
Project pages
Western Sydney Airport