Tender process begins for 50km of metro railway tunnels in Sydney

The tender process for the build of railway tunnels between Greater Parramatta and the Sydney CBD, on the Sydney Metro West project, has started.

Expressions of interest have been called by the NSW Government for the project’s first two major infrastructure packages. This includes the delivery of twin tunnels between Westmead and The Bays.

The two tunneling contracts will be from Westmead to Sydney Olympic Park and then from Sydney Olympic Park to the Bays.

Overall the project is expected to create more than 10,000 direct and 70,000 indirect jobs with thousands of these being generated through the new tunneling contracts.

Following the recent completion of twin tunnels under the Sydney Harbour, four new tunnel boring machines are expected to be in the ground before the end of 2022.

The Sydney Metro West project will deliver new underground driverless metro railway from Westmead to the city. This is expected to double the rail capacity of this corridor and cut travel times to around 20 minutes between Parramatta and the Sydney CBD.

The locations of seven proposed Metro stations have been confirmed at Westmead, Parramatta, Sydney Olympic Park, North Strathfield, Burwood North, Five Dock and the Bays Precinct.

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