The final contract for the Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport Line project has been awarded.

Jointly funded by the Australian and State Governments, the project will provide faster and more reliable metro rail services for locals and visitors to Greater Western Sydney.

The Parklife Metro consortium has been selected to deliver the Stations, Systems, Trains, Operations and Maintenance (SSTOM) contract for the project, following a highly competitive tendering process.

New South Wales Transport, Veterans and Western Sydney Minister, David Elliott, said “The SSTOM contract has the largest scope of any Sydney Metro contract awarded to date, and is the largest Public Private Partnership contract awarded in New South Wales.”

The consortium will construct all six new metro stations between St Marys and the new Aerotropolis, and will be responsible for running the new Western Sydney Airport line for 15 years after it becomes operational.

The contractors will also deliver a stabling and maintenance facility at Orchard Hills, and provide rail infrastructure and systems for the supply, commissioning and operation of a fleet of 12 new metro trains.

Bringing together global and local expertise, Parklife Metro comprises RATP Dev, whose parent company operates Paris Metro, Plenary Origination, Webuild, Siemens Mobility, Siemens Mobility GmbH, Siemens Project Ventures and Siemens Mobility Austria.

The Australian and New South Wales Governments are working together to deliver the Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport line to coincide with the opening of Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport in 2026.

Federal Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Minister, Catherine King, said, “This project will connect commuters and travellers with the new Western Sydney International Airport, providing major economic stimulus and supporting more than 14,000 jobs during construction.”

The total project cost will be around $11 billion.

The awarding of the final contract coincides with another significant project milestone, with Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport becoming the first rail infrastructure project in Australian history to commit to being certified carbon-neutral from the start of construction through to operation.

All carbon emissions generated during construction and operation will be reduced and offset.

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