The tender process has started to find an operator for the new metro railway line that will service Greater Western Sydney and the new Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport.
The successful tenderer will also be responsible for providing trains and fitting out all six stations for the mega Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport project.
The contract includes: Building the six brand new railway stations; supplying brand new driverless trains; building and operating the stabling and maintenance facility at Orchard Hills; installing tracks, signalling, mechanical and electrical systems; and operating Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport, including all maintenance work.
The contract is expected to be awarded by the end of 2022.
The Australian and New South wales governments are jointly delivering the 23-kilometre metro railway and six stations between St Marys and the Western Sydney Aerotropolis, including two stations at the airport.
Construction of Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport is underway and on track to begin operations in 2026.
The project will support 14,000 jobs, including 250 apprentices.