After 15 months of work from a team of over 500 personnel, track laying is more than 95 per cent complete in the 15.5 kilometre railway twin tunnels being delivered as part of the Sydney Metro project.
All up, more than 58 kilometres of track have been laid, 3.2 kilometres which runs underneath Sydney Harbour. There now remains just three kilometres of track to be installed through the seven underground stations – Crows Nest, Victoria Cross, Barangaroo, Martin Place, Pitt Street, Waterloo and Central.
The tunnel and station excavation works have been delivered by a joint venture of RA members John Holland, CIMIC Group’s CPB Contractors and Ghella.
Passenger services on the Sydney Metro are expected to commence in 2024, with the city set to be serviced by 31 metro stations offering turn-up-and-go services operated by state-of-the-art driverless trains.