Sydney Metro City & Southwest Line-wide, Australia

Playing a key design role to deliver Australia’s biggest public transport project

Sydney Metro City & Southwest is an extension of metro rail from the end of Sydney Metro Northwest at Chatswood under Sydney Harbour, through new CBD stations and south west to Bankstown. It is due to open in 2024 with seven new metro stations and 11 upgraded stations. Design commenced in late 2018.

Aurecon, with our Joint Venture Partner WSP, is working closely with Systems Connect, a partnership between CPB Contractors Pty Ltd and UGL Engineering Pty Ltd, which is delivering line-wide work to turn excavated tunnels into a working railway. This includes installing 31km of underground railway track to be laid across twin tunnels from Chatswood to Sydenham.

More than 350km of high voltage, low voltage, and service cabling, and 11 new substations, are required to power the Sydney Metro expansion. 

Aurecon, as part of a design joint venture, is delivering detailed design for project components, including:

  • Substations
  • Power supply upgrades
  • Overhead wiring
  • Rail track
  • The expansion of the Sydney Metro Trains Facility at Rouse Hill, to accommodate 37 new trains for Sydney Metro City & Southwest
  • A new Sydney Metro Trains Facility at Marrickville

The work includes the installation of tunnel equipment such as ventilation, drainage and emergency evacuation and monitoring equipment, tunnel ventilation fitout and high voltage equipment installation in the seven new underground stations.

Six of the substations, including Pitt Street, Barangaroo and Waterloo, will feature regenerative energy storage solutions.

Sydney Metro City & Southwest is part of Sydney Metro – a 21st century network that will revolutionise the way Sydney travels.

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