Technical details
Direct client: NRT (Northwest Rapid Transit) Final client: TfNSW (Transport for New South Wales)

Since 2014

Independent Certification
GHD (Australian engineering firm); AECOM
Systems; Infrastructures
Urban mobilities

SYSTRA is one of the key players in one of Australia’s biggest transport projects, the Sydney Metro.

Since the project kicked off in 2014, SYSTRA have been working on the two lines on behalf of Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW): Sydney Metro Northwest and Sydney Metro City & Southwest before later winning a seperate package on the Western Sydney Airport link.

These lines are set to transform the experience of moving around in Australia’s biggest city, reducing journey times and road congestion while ensuring an effective service and a network covering developing neighbourhoods.

Sydney Metro Northwest

Sydney Metro Northwest which SYSTRA, in a consortium with Australian engineering firm GHD, delivered a key role as the Independent Certifier for the Operations, Trains and Systems (OTS) contract for five years, from 2014 to the inauguration in May 2019. SYSTRA was involved from preliminary design phase through manufacturing of systems, implementation, testing and commissioning, ready for first passenger service, and final completion in order to ensure TfNSW received the fit for purpose new driverless metro system they intended in the original specification.

More than 1,000 technical packages through the Design, Manufacturing, Construction, Testing & Commissioning and Final Completion phases before opening to the public were certified. The teams made use of all the experience gained over three decades by SYSTRA in the field of metro automated systems and certification methodology.

Sydney Metro – City and Southwest

The City & Southwest Line is the second phase in the deployment of Sydney’s metro network. Since the end of 2018, SYSTRA has been working in a consortium with AECOM, responsible for the Independent Certification of 3 Brownfield Packages, covering the requalification then the modernisation of lines and existing infrastructures to accomodate the new automated metro, scheduled for commissioning by 2024.

TfNSW is in the process of releasing two more Metro’s to the market : one will connect Parramatta in the West to the CBD (Sydney Metro West) by 2030, and a second will connect Sydney’s second international airport (currently under construction) to the existing passenger train network at St Marys – both to be commissioned by 2026. SYSTRA will be looking to leverage their international and local expertise into supporting TfNSW for the delivery of these stage 3 and 4 Metros.

Sydney Metro – West

SYSTRA is supporting Sydney Metro in the delivery of this project by providing expertise in Digital Engineering development and implementation. 

SYSTRA’s role involves development of digital engineering requirements specifications for Sydney Metro West design and delivery contract specifications, including the establishment of requirements for BIM, CAD and GIS protocols, data structure and provisions of information throughout the project lifecycle.

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Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport

A SYSTRA–KBR Joint Venture will provide independent certification services for the Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport Line Project.

The 23km railway line will link St Marys to the centre of the new Aerotropolis via the new Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport.

Under the contract, the JV will independently certify various work packages such as stations, signalling, tracks, rolling-stock, mechanical and electrical systems.

The JV will also provide services, including full surveillance and design for a stabling and maintenance facility at Orchard Hills, construction of the twin metro tunnels, viaducts and at grade infrastructure, as well as operation and maintenance of the line and its assets.

SYSTRA will leverage their local civil, stations, systems and tunnelling capabilities, and metro expertise to provide a range of engineering certification solutions.

This project will involve the construction of two new twin metro tunnels, viaducts and at grade alignment.

It will also comprise six new metro stations along the Airport Line, including at the Western Sydney Aerotropolis, a major industry and innovation hub.