9th March 2017

A team led by SNC-Lavalin has been chosen by the Australian Government’s Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development to deliver rail feasibility design services for the recently announced new Western Sydney Airport (WSA).

The team consists of SNC-Lavalin, SMEC, Aquenta, Architectus, NDY and Stacey Agnew. SNC-Lavalin will inform an initial business case for the funding and corridor preservation of future rail services for WSA.

This work will be undertaken as part of the broader WSA project, which is designed to cater for expected passenger and freight growth in the Sydney region. The feasibility design study will inform the government of the extent and cost of the rail works components to facilitate the future development of rail services at WSA. 

The proposed feasibility design will consider several likely rail alignments and station configuration options, and include two primary investigations. The first will be technical feasibility designs for multiple configurations of the WSA rail works within the airport site. The second will be cost and construction programme estimates to deliver fully operational rail system options, along with the key rail enabling and/ or early infrastructure work options to facilitate delivery of the rail systems after the airport is operational.

“We are excited to have been awarded our first major Commonwealth Government project in Australia,” said Mark Hughes, Regional Director, SNC-Lavalin Rail & Transit, Australasia. “This demonstrates our ability to work effectively with key partners to deliver world-class advice and expertise in the region.”

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