Sydney Metro Northwest is Stage 1 of Sydney Metro - Australia’s biggest public transport project.
It’s Australia’s first fully automated railway network, which will support growth in Sydney’s expanding northwest region.
Pacific Partnerships, CPB Contractors and UGL, as part of the Northwest Rapid Transit consortium, delivered the $3.7 billion operations, trains and systems contract – the largest public private partnership awarded in NSW.
This included delivering eight new railway stations, more than 4,000 commuter car parking spaces, Sydney’s new metro trains and upgrading the railway between Chatswood and Epping.
Under the PPP, CPB Contractors was part of the infrastructure joint venture with John Holland, and UGL was part of the Systems joint venture, with MTR Corporation, designing and delivering the tunnel systems, new metro trains, rail signalling and overall control systems.
Also, through the PPP, Sydney Metro Northwest will be operated and maintained for an initial concession period of 15 years by Metro Trains Sydney (MTS), a joint venture of UGL, MTR and John Holland.
Services for Sydney Metro Northwest commenced in May 2019 with 15 metro trains departing every four minutes per hour in the peak.