Sydney Metro track laying commences

The Sydney Metro project is Australia’s largest public transport project. Track laying for this exciting infrastructure upgrade has commenced, with almost 5km of railway tracks laid and more than 5,000 sleepers put in place.

This lays the foundation of Sydney’s newest railway which will play an instrumental role in coping with the city’s growing population and passenger demand. By the end of the project, over 108km of railway steel will be used across the entire Sydney Metro Northwest project.

Sydney Metro is expected to commence services in 2019, with a total of 22 metro trains located at the Sydney Metro Train Facility at Rouse Hill, serving as the new headquarters for Sydney Metro operations. Stage 2 of Sydney Metro will become operational in 2024. In total, Sydney Metro railway will deliver 31 metro stations and more than 65 km of new metro rail. 

Mark Elliott, CEO of Northwest Rapid Transit (NRT), will be joining us at Asia Pacific Rail 2017 to share project updates of Sydney Metro Northwest. NRT was awarded the $3.7 billion operations contract, the largest Public Private Partnership ever awarded in New South Wales. As the CEO of NRT, Mark has overall responsibility for all aspects for project delivery and systems operations which will see NRT deliver the Sydney Metro Northwest by the first half of 2019 and operating the network for the next 15 years.

Now in its 19th edition, Asia Pacific Rail is the largest gathering of senior rail leaders in Asia. With a 4 track premium conference agenda covering key issues across metro, mainline, freight, rolling stock, power, signalling & communications, finance & funding and more, 3 technical seminar theatres in the exhibition hall, over 80 exhibition stands and an Underground/Overground University, our 2017 edition will be our biggest ever. Book your ticket here.

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