Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport Proposal – Australia

  • 23 km railway
  • 6 metro stations
  • Development of Western Sydney Aerotropolis
  • Design and construction complete with operational trains by 2026
  • GoA4 system – driverless trains

The Sydney Metro is Australia’s biggest public transport project. By 2030, the Sydney Metro will have a network comprising four metro lines, 46 stations and 113 kilometres of new rail. The Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport (SM-WSA) line will become the transport spine for Greater Western Sydney, connecting the surrounding communities with the Western Sydney International Airport. The system will be a GoA4 system with driverless trains. The Sydney Metro is currently undergoing a procurement process for a public-private partnership to award a contract for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of the Western Sydney Airport line to a consortium. This line needs to be operational in time for the first plane landing at the new airport by 2026. The 23 kilometre and six station railway will link the residential areas with job hubs in the developing Aerotropolis and will connect travellers from Western Sydney Airport to greater Sydney.

North Star was contracted by a member of one of the consortia to support their technical submission. North Star provided a submission strategy lead to manage their response for the tender and establish the overall bid response strategy, two subject matter experts to support the development of the rolling stock and asset maintenance solution and a bid writer to work closely with engineers in Sydney and remotely to write high-quality returnable schedules, providing a compelling response that met the client’s requirements. North Star worked with all consortium members, facilitating collaboration between the companies and ensuring all members delivered a consistent message in the final proposal.