Sydney Metro Tunnelling Contract Awarded


Image: Sydney Metro - Inside the tunnels at Bella Vista during construction

Sydney’s new Metro rail line connecting to the new Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport is one step closer to construction.

This week the New South Wales Government has shortlisted three consortia to deliver the mega project’s tunnelling works.

The winning contractor will deliver 10 kilometres of twin Metro railway tunnels and the associated excavations of station boxes

The shortlisted contractors are:

  • Bouygues Construction Australia Pty Ltd
  • John Holland Gamuda Joint Venture
  • Acciona Construction Australia Pty Ltd

The station box and tunnelling contract is expected to be awarded by the end of this year, with the first four mega tunnel boring machines ready to be in the ground by mid-2023.

Fast Facts about the Sydney Metro:

  • The Sydney Metro is Australia’s biggest public transport project.
  • The Sydney Metro and Western Sydney Airport project will support 14,000 jobs, including 250 apprentices.
  • The Australian and NSW Governments will be jointly funding the 23 kilometres Metro railway.
  • The project includes six new stations between St Marys and the Western Sydney Aerotropolis.
  • Two new stations will be built at the Western Sydney Airport.
  • Once complete, there will be a metro train every two minutes in each direction.
  • The railway will have a capacity of 40,000 customers per hour.

Source: Media Release

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