A consortium of three major consultants has been awarded a contract to oversee the development of the Sydney Metro, Australia’s largest infrastructure project.

Infrastructure project management and consultancy Turner & Townsend, Deloitte, and risk consultancy HKA have won a contract that will run for up to six years. Logikal, a global projects controls consultancy, will also provide support as a member of the consortium.

The Sydney Metro development will comprise four lines with 46 stations totalling more than 100km by 2030,. The driverless system will have capacity for 40,000 passengers an hour.

The project management office (PMO) support contract awarded to the consortium will cover all of Sydney Metro’s ongoing projects, including the City & Southwest, Sydney Metro West, and Sydney Metro-Western Sydney Airport lines, as well as feasibility studies into future network expansions. The individual consultancies will work together as part of a mixed team.

Sydney opened the Chatswood line, the first metro line in Australia, in May 2019.

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