NSW shortlists two companies for new metro railway line


Australia’s New South Wales (NSW) Government has shortlisted two companies for work on the new metro railway line.

The two companies include Australasian construction company CPB Contractors and Acciona Construction Australia.

This new railway line will serve the Greater Western Sydney and the new Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport.

The bidders will be responsible for the construction of more than 10kms of viaducts, bridges and embankments, which will support railway tracks and the associated infrastructure.

The NSW Government noted that the work on the project will employ a range of civil engineering trades and specialist services such as drainage and ground workers, steel-fixers and concrete workers.

It will also employ earthmoving plant operators, truck drivers, piling contractors, crane operators, general labourers, pre-cast operators, surveillance officers and security guards.

The project is estimated create nearly 14,000 construction jobs along with 250 apprentices.

Additionally, the work on the 23km-long metro railway line and six stations between St Marys and the Western Sydney Aerotropolis is being jointly delivered by the Australian and NSW governments.

It will also include construction of two stations at the Nancy-Bird Walton airport.

Furthermore, the contract for the shortlisted companies is expected to be awarded in the first quarter of 2022.

In November last year, the NSW Government announced the official start of work on the Sydney Metro West project that will connect Greater Parramatta with the Sydney CBD corridor.

The project involved construction of new fully accessible stations at Westmead, Parramatta, Sydney Olympic Park, North Strathfield, Burwood North, Five Dock, The Bays and the Sydney CBD.


CPB Contractors and Acciona Construction Australia shortlisted for new metro railway line in Australia. Credit: Pexels from Pixabay.

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