Sydney Metro Northwest

The Sydney Metro Northwest is Australia’s largest public transport project currently under construction. It includes eight new stations, twin 15km tunnels; a 4km elevated skytrain viaduct and the conversion of the existing Epping to Chatswood Rail Link to deliver high frequency rapid transit services. It will be Australia’s first fully automated rapid transit rail service.

Our involvement

Aquenta was engaged by Transport for New South Wales as Planning and Scheduling Advisor. Our role was to help prepare the Client’s master programme by combining our planning and constructability experience and advanced scheduling skills. Deliverables included pre-construction (workstreams) and construction programmes; programme risk analysis through a Monte Carlo simulation; programming protocol; programme optioneering through the use of time-chainage diagrams; support in the preparation of the tender documentation; and support during the tender evaluation process.


Planning & Scheduling

The outcome

Aquenta provided reliable programmes to assess a realistic delivery timeframe for the Sydney Metro Northwest project and identify the key interface milestones between contract packages. By integrating programme and risk, we were able to increase the level of confidence in determining the amount of contingency allocated during the interface between contracts. Our involvement in this project is ongoing.

Image courtesy of Transport for New South Wales