The NRT consortium will procure rolling stock and design, build, finance, and then operate the NWRL s 36km rapid transit train service for a 15 year period.
Leighton Contractors Managing Director David Jurd said: The NWRL will improve travel times, accessibility and amenity for commuters, paving the way for sustainable growth in Sydney s North West and delivering wider benefits to the State s economy.
During contract announcement, NSW premier Mr Mike Baird and minister for transport Mrs Gladys Berejiklian stated that NWRL trains will be operating every four minutes during the peak.
Berejiklian said, At the start of operations, the NWRL will use six-car trains, however, more cars and trains can be added as demand increases, with the platforms to be built long enough for eight-car trains.
The NWRL is the first stage of Sydney Rapid Transit, Sydney s brand new railway network.
Our companies are now contributing extensive local and international experience in rail construction, operation and maintenance on two of the three major contracts that will deliver the NWRL.
runs for 23 km from Epping to Cudgegong Road in Rouse Hill, of which the 15 5 km as far as Bella Vista will be in twin-bore tunnels and is estimated to cost A$8 3 billion in total.
A new 36km-long rapid transit rail link between Chatswood on Sydney s north shore and the growing Hill s district in the north west of Sydney will be delivered by the NWRL