More than 100 kilometres of railway tracks have arrived for the $8.3 billion Sydney Metro Northwest project. The steel will be laid between Epping and Rouse Hill on Sydney Metro Northwest, Stage 1 of Sydney Metro, Australia’s biggest public transport project.
About 6,500 tonnes of railway steel was shipped to the Port of Newcastle from Spain in 20 metre lengths via container ship. When exposed to the elements it is normal for the steel to become oxidised until the metro trains are in operation.
Transportation of the 20 metre lengths, each weighing about 1 tonne, has started using extendable semi-trailers to the Sydney Metro Trains Facility at Rouse Hill.