SYDNEY Metro has appointed a partnership between SNC Lavalin, HKA, and Infrastructure Nation as integration and delivery partner for the $A 11bn Western Sydney Airport project.

Under the terms of a six-year contract, the partners will support Sydney Metro’s in-house resources to undertake project integration and delivery of multiple mandates for the driverless metro.

The Australian and New South Wales governments are jointly delivering the north-south 23km Western Sydney Airport Line, which has six stations between St Marys and the Western Sydney Aerotropolis, including two stations at the airport. Early works are underway ahead of the start of full construction. The project is set for completion in 2026 to coincide with the opening of the airport, and will be fully automated at GoA 4 with CBTC.

Sydney opened the first metro line in Australia in May 2019, and expects to have a 113km network with 46 stations by 2030.

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