EOIs open for Australian metro tunnelling contract

Sydney Metro is now inviting expressions of interest for the second stage of the Sydney Metro City & Southwest project, Australia’s largest public transport project.

The contract involves the construction of twin rail tunnels under Sydney Harbour.

EOIs have opened after an intensive community consultation and industry engagement process which started some six months ago.

The state Minister for Transport Andrew Constance said “It’s full steam ahead on Sydney Metro. We’ve now taken the next step and opened expressions of interest for tunnelling, asking industry to partner with us in delivering a city-shaping project.”

“The first of five tunnel boring machine will be in the ground before the end of 2018 to deliver new twin railway tunnels from Chatswood to Sydenham, as we get on with the job of opening Sydney Metro City & Southwest by 2024.”

The tunnelling contract is expected to be awarded in mid-2017.

The second stage of the expansion project follows the successful completion of tunnelling work on the Sydney Metro Northwest project in January 2016.

Services on the Northwest network are expected to start in early 2019.

For further information visit the Sydney Metro website.

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