An ACCIONA consortium has been shortlisted by Transport for New South Wales to design and build the tunnelling and station excavation (TSE) works for the Sydney Metro City & Southwest project.
The Sydney Metro is the biggest transport project in Australia. ACCIONA will bid for the Sydney Metro harbour tunnels in a consortium with Ferrovial Agroman Australia and BAM International Australia. ACCIONA is one of the two consortia that have been shortlisted to tender for the tunnelling contract. The NSW Government expects to award the contract in mid-2017, with construction beginning towards the end of 2018.
The TSE works for the Sydney Metro City & Southwest comprise the second stage of the Sydney Metro project. Construction of the first stage, formally known as North West Rail Link, is well underway and is planned to commence operation in the first half of 2019.
The TSE contract includes construction of twin tunnels from Sydney Metro Northwest, beneath Sydney Harbour and Sydney’s Central Business District (CBD) to Sydenham.
The new 15.5 km twin railway tunnels from the end of Sydney Metro Northwest at Chatswood to Sydenham will be the longest railway tunnels in Australia. Stage 2 of the Sydney Metro will contribute significantly towards alleviating congestion in the city.