Acciona, John Laing and Webuild among companies in running for Sydney metro extension

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Three teams have been shortlisted for construction of an extension of Sydney’s Metro to Western Sydney Airport project.

The 22km-long rail Western Sydney Airport line will link Greater Western Sydney and the Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport.

Two stations will be built at the airport, aiming to become operational in time for the first flights.

The teams are:

  • Bradfield Metro: containing UK investor John Laing Group with Franco–Australian joint venture Keolis Downer, Spain’s FCC Construcción and Hitachi Rail
  • Parklife Metro: comprising Australian investor Plenary Origination, Italy’s Webuild and four subsidiaries of Siemens
  • WestGo: including Pacific Partnerships and Coleman Rail from Australia, Spain’s Acciona, Cimic subsidiaries CPB Contractors and UGL, and Singapore’s ComfortDelGro.

The scope of work on the “Stations, Systems, Trains, Operations and Maintenance” package includes the constriction of six stations, a stabling and maintenance facility, related infrastructure and supply, commission and operational systems.

The package is the third major contract to be let for the project. It is due to be awarded in 2022.

Image courtesy of Sydney Rail

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