Sydney Metro West is a new 24-kilometre metro line that will enable the current rail capacity to be doubled. This will significantly reduce travel time between Parramatta and the CBD, whilst providing much-needed public transport access to the growing health, education, and sporting precincts.
The Eastern Tunnelling Package includes the construction of two 3.5km harbour crossings, one beneath Blackwattle Bay below the Anzac Bridge, and the second beneath Darling Harbour. This is the third and final instalment of the Tunnelling Packages that comprise of the Western package (Westmead to Sydney Olympic Park) and Central Package (Sydney Olympic Park to The Bays Precinct).
Arcadis is in a design joint venture with BG&E working with tunnelling contractor John Holland CPB Contractors Ghella Joint Venture.
After working on the broader Sydney Metro project since 2008, Arcadis brings a suite of capabilities, using advanced technology to support design decisions within the project.
In their commitment to improve quality of life, Arcadis continues to estimate excavating techniques and quality checks. Sustainability also takes precedence, with Arcadis, JCG and Sydney Metro ensuring considerable effort has been made to optimise the rail alignment, shorten the construction program, and utilise alternate methods for spoil removal.
The Major Projects Director from Arcadis, Mark Newbrook, emphasised his gratitude towards the collaboration, explaining “The success of this project is built on the foundations of strong collaboration and trust with JCG and Sydney Metro, a partnership which will now extend over 7 years. Arcadis, along with our design joint venture partner BG&E, are delighted that our innovative and sustainable solutions will contribute to this important city shaping project,” he said.
Construction started on Sydney Metro West in 2020, with the project on track to be completed by 2030.
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