Sydney Metro North West Line and Sydney Metro City & Southwest
Rail operations of the Sydney Metro North West Line in Sydney is run by Metro Trains Sydney Pty. Limited (MTS), a joint venture of MTR Corporation (60% shareholding), Australia’s John Holland Group (20%) and UGL Rail (20%), a division of United Group Limited.
In September 2014, the Northwest Rapid Transit (NRT) Consortium was awarded the Operations, Trains and Systems Public-Private Partnership (PPP) contract for the Sydney Metro Northwest project. The contract covers major parts of the design, construction and financing of the Sydney Metro Northwest project, as well as the operation and maintenance of the line. Sydney Metro is Australia’s largest public transport project. The 36-km Sydney Metro North West Line between Tallawong and Chatswood is the country’s first fully automated (driverless) rail service. MTR Corporation takes the leading role in MTS to operate the Sydney Metro North West Line which commenced service from May 2019.
In December 2019, the NRT Consortium was awarded an extension of the PPP contract by the New South Wales Government to operate and maintain the future Sydney Metro City & Southwest section. MTR will invest in the project and take lead in the project works and railway operations of both the Sydney Metro City & Southwest and the Sydney Metro North West Lines as a combined single line for a 10-year period starting from 2024, the schedule service commencement of the Sydney Metro City & Southwest section. The full line will be 66 km long with 31 stations.
For more information about Sydney Metro, please visit https://www.ourmetro.com.au/