trains an hour
new railway stations
of new track
commuter parking spaces
Facilitating design, construction and commissioning of rail infrastructure
Partnering with Mott MacDonald and KBR as the Design Joint Venture (DJV), SMEC provided civil engineering, structural, electrical and public utilities design on the final phase of the project, Operations, Trains & Systems.
SMEC was engaged in association with Mott MacDonald and KBR as the Design Joint Venture (DJV) for the Operations Trains & Systems (OTS) package. The DJV provided civil engineering, structural, mechanical, electrical and public utility services. Fast-track design works were undertaken over 24 months, using approximately 150 employees.
The OTS package included the design, construction and commissioning of rail infrastructure:
- 23 kilometres of new track and eight new elevated stations
- Civil, electrical, structural and services infrastructure
- Integration of 13 kilometres of existing railway track and five stations
- New maintenance and stabling yard for 22 trains
A new generation of fully automated trains to meet transport demands
Completed during 2019, Sydney Metro Northwest delivered over 36km of new metro rail and a new generation of fully automated trains to meet the transport demands of Sydney’s rapidly growing communities in the North West.
In its first year of operating, Australia’s first fully accessible railway carried more than 25 million customers on more than 155,000 services, these figures have only expanded with a continued high customer satisfaction rating.
It’s often been said that technology is only as good as its user… In this case, I believe it was an optimal combination of talent with digital technology to develop a working environment that nurtured and enabled design innovations, ultimately allowing us to optimise precast construction.”
Talk to one of our specialists about our role on Sydney Metro Northwest: Operations, Trains & Systems.