Operator selected for Sydney¹s NWRL

21 July 2014

NSW Premier Mike Baird and minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian today announced the AUD 8.3bn (USD 7.7bn) North West Rail Link has reached its most important milestone yet, with a preferred operator selected to run the new rapid transit service.

Baird announced the Northwest Rapid Transit consortium has been selected as the preferred operator to deliver the project¹s operations contract.

³The NSW Government is getting on with the job of building the North West Rail Link, Australia's biggest public transport project and the first stage of Sydney Rapid Transit, Sydney¹s brand new rail network,² Baird said.

Baird added: ³This is a landmark moment for the North West Rail Link and the NSW Government will now work with the Northwest Rapid Transit consortium to further negotiate and finalise this multi-billion-dollar contract, which is expected to be awarded later this year."

The consortium is made up of: MTR Corporation (Australia), John Holland, Leighton Contractors, UGL Rail Services and Plenary Group.