Project at a glance
Senior Consultant | Sydney and Sydney Surrounds
Sydney Metro is Australia's biggest public transport project.
In 2024, Sydney will have 31 metro railway stations and a 66km standalone metro railway system, revolutionising the way Australia's biggest city travels. By the end of the decade, the network will be expanded to include 46 stations and more than 113 kilometres of world-class metro for Sydney.
Metro means a new generation of world-class fast, safe and reliable trains easily connecting customers to where they want to go. Customers don’t need timetables – they just turn up and go.
New stations are being delivered at Crows Nest, Victoria Cross, Barangaroo, Martin Place, Pitt Street and Waterloo along with new underground platforms at Central Station. Stations along the existing Bankstown Line are also being upgraded. There will be safety screen doors on platforms and all stations will be fully accessible.
Sydney Metro, together with signalling and infrastructure upgrades across the existing Sydney rail network will deliver benefits for train customers across Sydney, especially the west, north west and south west, including:
- Increasing the capacity of train services entering the Sydney CBD by 60%
- Cutting crowding on the T1 Western Line and on suburban trains from the south west
- Less platform crowding at Wynyard and at other key stations such as Town Hall and North Sydney
- Up to 10 minutes faster from Bankstown to the city
- Around 20 minutes faster trip, Martin Place to Macquarie Park
- Space for an extra 100,000 passengers in the busiest hour of the peak
Sydney Metro has four core components:
North West Metro Line - this 36km rail line is now open, with a metro train every four minutes in the peak
Sydney Metro City & Southwest - a new 30km metro line linking with Metro Northwest at Chatswood, and then under Sydney Harbour, through the CBD and south west to Bankstown. It is due to open in 2024 with the capacity to run a metro train every two minutes each way under the centre of Sydney.
Sydney Metro West - new underground railway will connect Greater Parramatta and the Sydney CBD, doubling rail capacity between the two CBDs, linking new communities to rail services and supporting employment growth and housing supply. The locations of seven proposed metro stations have been confirmed at Westmead, Parramatta, Sydney Olympic Park, North Strathfield, Burwood North, Five Dock and The Bays. Further planning is underway to determine the location of a new metro stations withing the Sydney CBD and at Pyrmont.
Sydney Metro Western Sydney Airport - new metro rail will become the transport spine for Greater Western Sydney, connecting communities and travellers with the new Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport and the growing region. The 23 kilometre new railway will have six new metro stations.
Further information on the project is available at sydneymetro.info.
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The Gamuda Australia and Laing O'Rourke Consortium is delivering the Sydney Metro West - Western Tunnelling Package. The contract includes the delivery of twin nine kilometre tunnels between Sydney Olympic Park and Westmead, excavation of two new metro stations, a stabling and maintenance facility at Clyde and a precast facility at Eastern Creek.
John Holland, CPB Contractors (CPB) and Ghella joint venture (JCG JV) has been awarded the Eastern Tunnelling contract to deliver 3.5 kilometres of metro rail tunnels between The Bays and Hunter Street in the Sydney CBD.
This is the third and final major tunnelling package awarded on this project, and is the last piece in the tunnelling puzzle to build the 24-kilometre metro rail tunnels from Westmead to the Sydney CBD.
Acciona Ferrovial Joint Venture (AFJV) has been awarded the contract to design and construct the Sydney Metro West - Central Tunnelling Package (CTP). The contract includes the delivery of twin 11-kilometre tunnels, excavation of five station boxes at The Bays, Five Dock, Burwood North, North Strathfield and Sydney Olympic Park, and a precast facility at Eastern Creek. This new underground metro railway will double rail capacity between Parramatta and the Sydney CBD, with a target travel time of about 20 minutes between the two centres.