Getting rail ready for Sydney Metro

John Holland will deliver important upgrades to the more than 125-year-old Bankstown Line in Sydney to bring it up to metro rail standards, and building on the successful delivery of the Sydenham Station and Junction project as part of our existing joint venture with Laing O’Rourke.

The $227 million contract will see the rail line between Bankstown and Sydenham upgraded to accommodate metro services when the second stage of Sydney Metro opens in 2024.

Executive General Manager Rail Steve Butcher said the project would transform rail services for commuters.

“When complete, customers will be able to enjoy more services, safer stations and a world-class level of customer service,” Mr Butcher said.

“Sydney Metro is transforming transport for Sydneysiders, and our team is excited to start work on the next phase of this incredible project.”

The project will include:

  • Upgrading 15 bridges while installing safety protection screens;
  • Improvements to retaining walls, culverts and track drainage;
  • Rail corridor fencing and segregation of the existing freight line from the new driverless metro tracks;
  • Upgraded rail systems, signalling and overhead wiring

Executive General Manager Infrastructure Andrew English said the project will build on a long partnership between John Holland and Sydney Metro.

“We are proud to be entrusted with this key upgrade project for Sydney Metro, building on the great work completed by our teams on Sydney Metro Northwest, the City & Southwest under-harbour tunnels, and the Sydenham Station and Junction project,” Mr English said.

John Holland is currently delivering enhancements to Sydenham Station and Junction, the Sydney Metro City & Southwest tunnels, Sydney Metro Waterloo Station and Integrated Station Development and is part of the consortium that operates services on Sydney Metro Northwest.

John Holland was also part of the consortium that delivered the tunnels, 13 stations and 36km of track for Sydney Metro Northwest.