Southwest Metro contract awarded to John Holland and Laing O’Rourke JV

Southwest Metro

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The John Holland and Laing O’Rourke Joint Venture has been awarded the Southwest Metro contract to convert the 130-year-old T3 Bankstown Line to modern metro standards.

World-class metro services for communities in Sydney’s southwest are one step closer with a joint venture between John Holland Pty Ltd and Laing O’Rourke Australia Construction Pty Ltd to deliver the final package of works to convert the almost 130-year-old T3 Bankstown Line to modern metro standards.

The major works to be delivered along the 13-kilometre alignment from Marrickville to Bankstown include:

  • Significant upgrades at Bankstown – construction of a new metro station; modifying and building new infrastructure and systems to allow for continued Sydney Trains operations at Bankstown Station when metro services commence; and precinct work for a new cross corridor plaza between The Appian Way and Restwell Street
  • Completion works to convert nine stations to metro standards including the installation of wayfinding and upgrades to station buildings and structures
  • Completion of overhead wiring and final track alignment work.

Upgrade works are continuing on the T3 Bankstown Line with crews working around the clock during a recent 12-day school holiday closure to deliver the first mechanical gap fillers▪ external siteat Marrickville, Dulwich Hill, Hurlstone Park, Canterbury and Campsie stations –89 of the total 170 mechanical gap fillers were installed.

John Holland’s Executive General Manager – Rail and Transport, Steve Butcher, said this latest package supports the future of public transport in Sydney.

“This builds on the incredible work of our Joint Venture project team to modernise and futureproof the rail line between Sydenham and Bankstown,” Mr Butcher said.

Laing O’Rourke’s Acting Managing Director, Mark Dimmock, said it was an exciting opportunity to bring world-class metro services to communities in Sydney’s Inner West and South West.

“We’re proud to continue our longstanding partnership with Sydney Metro delivering complex rail projects – with our teams working tirelessly to improve the rail network over the last six years. This sets up an exciting future for public transport,” Mr Dimmock said.

Major works were also undertaken to construct the new metro platforms at Bankstown, having installed the structural steel and precast panels, and completing a concrete pour crucial to the platform’s overall structure.

These works mark some of the major preparations needed before the final 12-month shutdown of the line starting later this year, set to take place after the launch of City metro services between Chatswood and Sydenham.

Southwest commuters are already benefiting from metro upgrade works to their stations▪ external site and when metro services are extended from Sydenham to Bankstown, commuters will have access to fast and reliable public transport with record travel times with a train arriving every four minutes in the peak.

Southwest Metro Upgrade

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