Sydney Metro Northwest
Rail operations of the Sydney Metro Northwest (SMNW) in Sydney will be run by Metro Trains Sydney Pty. Limited, a joint venture of MTR Corporation (60% shareholding), Australia¡¦s John Holland Group and UGL Rail, a division of United Group Limited.
In September 2014, the Northwest Rapid Transit Consortium (NRT) was awarded the Operations, Trains and Systems Public-Private Partnership contract for the SMNW project. The contract covers major parts of the design, construction and financing of the SMNW, as well as the operation and maintenance of the new line for a period of 15 years. The NRT consortium shareholders include MTR Corporation, John Holland Group, UGL Rail Services, Leighton Contractors and Plenary Group.
The SMNW is Australia¡¦s largest public transport project and upon completion, the 36km railway between Tallawong and Chatswood will be the country¡¦s first fully automated rapid transit network. MTR Corporation will take the lead role in railway operations run by Metro Trains Sydney Pty. Limited, commencing from second quarter of 2019.