New railway tracks, overhead wiring and sleepers are being installed at the Sydney Metro Trains Facility at Rouse Hill in preparation for extending Sydney’s growing fleet of driverless metro trains.
The expanded facility will have space for an extra 37 trains, which will operate from 2024 on the extended Sydney Metro line from Chatswood, under Sydney Harbour, into the CBD and beyond to Bankstown.
More than 3.1 kilometres of track and 6,500 sleepers have so far been installed with more than 12,000 tonnes of rock ballast delivered.
Track laying and the installation of five kilometres of overhead wiring is expected to be completed by the end of this year. More than 10 kilometres of high and low voltage electrical cabling is also being installed.
About 60 people are working on the project, being delivered for Sydney Metro by Systems Connect, a partnership between CPB Contractors and UGL Engineering.