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Three consortia shortlisted for major NSW project

The New South Wales Government has shortlisted three consortia to deliver the Sydney Metro West’s first two major tunnelling packages.

Sydney Metro West will double rail capacity between Greater Parramatta and the Sydney CBD through the construction of four new tunnels.

The finished infrastructure will link new communities to rail services and has a target travel time of approximately 20 minutes between Parramatta and the Sydney CBD.

The following consortia have been shortlisted for two packages:

The successful tenderer for the first package, known as the Central Tunnelling Package, will build 11 km of twin tunnels from The Bays to Sydney Olympic Park.

The two JV’s not selected will then bid for the Western Tunnelling Package, with the successful applicant to construct 9 km of twin tunnels from Westmead to Sydney Olympic Park.

Sydney Metro is currently progressing the planning process for the project and works are expected to begin later this year, subject to approval.

Tunnel boring machines are anticipated to be in the ground at some point in 2022.

For more information visit the NSW Transport website.

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