All Sydney Metro articles – Page 2

  • Metro Trains Sydney has awarded Alstom a 15-year contract to maintain the 22 six-car Metropolis automated trainsets, Urbalis 400 CBTC and point machines which the company is supplying for the 36 km Sydney Metro Northwest project.
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    Alstom awarded Sydney metro maintenance contract


    AUSTRALIA: Metro Trains Sydney has awarded Alstom a 15-year contract to maintain the 22 six-car Metropolis automated trainsets, Urbalis 400 CBTC and point machines which the company is supplying for the 36 km Sydney Metro Northwest project. Alstom is to deploy its HealthHub maintenance platform, which is designed around condition-based ...

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    Sydney metro Central station contract awarded


    AUSTRALIA: Transport for New South Wales has awarded Laing O’Rourke a A$955m contract to build the Sydney Metro platforms and concourse at Central station. The work covers the excavation and construction of underground platforms beneath platforms 13 and 14 of the main line station. A 19 m wide underground ...

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    Sydney to get second airport rail link


    AUSTRALIA: The federal and New South Wales state governments have agreed to build a rail link to serve the planned Western Sydney Airport at Badgerys Creek, which is expected to open in 2026. Launching the Western Sydney City Deal on March 4, Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull and NSW Premier Gladys ...

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    Sydney metro train on test


    AUSTRALIA: Dynamic testing of the first Sydney metro train has started on the elevated section of the city’s future metro line. Alstom delivered the first of 22 trainsets to the Rouse Hill depot on September 26. Testing is initially taking place in that area, before being expanded to the ...

  • The first Alstom Metropolis trainset for the Sydney Metro has been delivered to Rouse Hill depot.
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    Sydney Metro’s first trainset arrives


    AUSTRALIA: Sydney Metro announced the delivery of its first trainset to the Rouse Hill depot on September 26. Alstom is supplying 22 six-car Metropolis driverless trainsets, together with Urbalis 400 communications-based train control, Iconis control systems and Smartlock 400 computer-based interlocking under a €280m contract awarded in September 2014. ...

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    Sydney Harbour metro tunnel contract awarded


    AUSTRALIA: The New South Wales government has awarded a A$2·81bn civil works contract for the construction of the Sydney metro cross-harbour tunnel to a joint venture of John Holland (45%), CPB Contractors (45%) and Ghella (10%). The scope covers twin 15·5 km tunnels between Chatswood and Sydenham, as well ...

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    Second Sydney metro line announced


    AUSTRALIA: The New South Wales government announced on November 14 that it is planning to build a second metro line in the state capital. Sydney Metro West would connect central Sydney with Parramatta on a mostly underground alignment. The government notes that nearly half of Sydney’s population lives in ...

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    Sydney metro funding finalised


    AUSTRALIA: The New South Wales government announced on June 20 that it is to provide A$12bn towards the driverless Sydney metro project over the next four years. The funds are being allocated under the state budget published on June 21. NSW is to provide A$6·2bn for the City & ...

  • Tendering is underway for a contract to build a twin-bore metro tunnel under Sydney Harbour.

    Sydney Harbour metro tunnel tendering begins


    AUSTRALIA: The start of tendering for a contract to build a 15·5 km twin-bore metro tunnel from Chatswood to Sydenham running under Sydney Harbour and the city centre was announced by New South Wales Minister for Transport & Infrastructure Andrew Constance on April 13. This is the most important ...

  • Sydney Metro Northwest TBMs Maria and Isabelle project passed through a shaft with the top of their cutter heads above ground.

    Sydney Metro TBM breaks cover


    AUSTRALIA: Tunnel boring machines typically arrive ‘face first’ at a breakthrough sites, but TBMs Maria and Isabelle which are being used on the Sydney Metro Northwest project passed through a future ventilation and emergency access shaft at Cheltenham with the top 3 m of their cutter heads above ground. ...

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    Sydney Metro construction bids submitted


    AUSTRALIA: The three consortia shortlisted in August to bid for the Permanent Route Infrastructure contract to construct the tunnels and station boxes on Sydney Metro Stage 1 have submitted their tenders. Phase 1 will run from Central to Rozelle and will form the backbone of the future metro network. ...

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    Sydney Metro operator shortlist announced


    AUSTRALIA: Two consortia have been shortlisted to bid for the Integrated Metro Operations contract for phase 1 of Sydney Metro between Central and Rozelle.The successful bidders are: Kujika consortium, comprising Bovis Lend Lease, Downer EDI, Keolis, McConnell Dowell, Thales and financial advisor Plenary Group; Met One, comprising Serco, Bombardier Transportation, ...

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    Sydney Metro construction shortlist announced


    AUSTRALIA: Three consortia have been shortlisted for the contract to build the Permanent Route Infrastructure for Phase 1 of the CBD metro line between Central and Rozelle in Sydney. The names of the successful consortia, selected from the five groups which submitted detailed expressions of interest last June, were announced ...

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    Strong interest in Sydney metro contract


    AUSTRALIA: New South Wales’ Transport Minister David Campbell announced on April 29 that 13 groups had registered an interest in the contract to build the infrastructure for the planned CBD metro line in Sydney. These include both local and international companies. Formal Expressions of Interest are to be returned by ...

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    Sydney metro project 'deferred'


    AUSTRALIA: New South Wales Transport Minister David Campbell has announced that the proposed North West metro in Sydney is to be deferred because of 'the size of capital required and the current economic climate'. 'The Government is facing tough decisions as part of the mini-budget process', Campbell said on ...

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    Interfleet appointed 'shadow operator' for Sydney metro


    AUSTRALIA: Premier of New South Wales Morris Iemma announced the appointment of Interfleet Technology to oversee planning of the A$12bn North West Metro on July 27. Interfleet Technology will be 'shadow operator' during the development and design of the proposed 38 km metro line between central Sydney and ...

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    Sydney metro to serve northwest suburbs


    AUSTRALIA: On March 18 New South Wales Premier Morris Iemma unveiled plans for a 38 km metro line with 17 stations to link Rouse Hill in the northwestern suburbs of Sydney with the city centre. Expected to be completed by 2017, the line is projected to cost A$12·5bn to build. ...

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    Report backs Sydney metro


    THREE heavy metro routes, two suburban lines and up to 80 new stations are recommended in a plan for the Sydney area unveiled on February 25. Compiled last year for Transport Minister Carl Scully by former SRA administrator Ron Christie, the Long Term Strategic Plan for Rail says investment of ...