SYSTRA has been awarded the Independent Certification Services contract for the Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport Line Project in partnership with KBR, building on its successful collaboration with Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) on the Sydney Metro West Project.
This award marks the second major services contract SYSTRA and KBR have secured together to ensure the delivery of fast, safe, and reliable rail services across Sydney. The new metro rail will become the transport spine for Greater Western Sydney, connecting communities and travellers with the new Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport and the growing region.
A multi-layered range of responsibilities
The JV will independently certify several work packages, including stations, tracks, signaling, rolling-stock, mechanical and electrical systems. Services will also include full surveillance and design for a stabling and maintenance facility at Orchard Hills, operation and maintenance of the line and its assets, and the construction of the twin metro tunnels, viaducts and at grade infrastructure through design, construction, and completion.
“We are proud to see the SYSTRA-KBR partnership go from strength to strength. Working to independently assure the best outcomes for our state and our community and to unlock the huge potential in Western Sydney as a gateway to the rest of the world is a privilege for us all to work on.”Alana Newbrook, CEO SYSTRA ANZ
Creating jobs and connecting travellers
Part of a government deal to bring transformative change to the region over the next 20 years, the new railway will link residential areas with job hubs, including the new Aerotropolis, a major industry and innovation hub, and connect travellers from the new airport to the rest of Sydney’s public transport system. It will enhance the liveability of local communities with greener, more connected neighbourhoods and improved access to employment and education centres.
Key features: Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport Line
- Owner: TfNSW
- Length: 23km
- Stations: 6 (St Marys (connected to the existing railway station), Orchard Hills, Luddenham Road, Airport Business Park, Airport Terminal and Aerotropolis)
- Opening: 2026