Sydney’s long-awaited “super train” tunnel underneath the harbour is now on track, after the NSW government awarded a $2.81 billion contract for its construction.
The new twin rail lines to be bored beneath the waters are a crucial part of the government’s overarching $20.8 billion Sydney Metro rail project.
The 66km line will run from Sydney’s northwest, through the CBD and out to Bankstown in the southwest and is due to start operating in 2024.
“The state’s super train is coming,” NSW Transport Minister Andrew Constance said.
It will be linked by 15.5km-long twin metro rail tunnels from Chatswood on the north shore, under the harbour, and to Sydenham in the inner west.
Preparation work will begin immediately at the dive sites to get the first of five tunnel boring machines in the ground by the end of 2018, Premier Gladys Berejiklian said on Thursday.
The contract was awarded to…
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