Sydney Metro SSTOM package signs

Sydney Metro and the private consortium chosen to deliver the Stations, Systems, Trains, Operations and Maintenance (SSTOM) package of the Western Sydney Airport scheme have reached contract close.

Credit: Parklife consortium

Parklife Metro, comprising Plenary, Webuild, RATP Development and Siemens, was picked as the preferred bidder on the deal last month, and the teams have now reached commercial close, with financial close expected in the coming weeks.

“Our collective international experience will ensure the latest and best technologies and innovations are applied to Sydney Metro - Western Sydney Airport,” said Parklife Metro chair Paul Oppenheim.

The contract includes the delivery of six new stations between St Marys and the new Aerotropolis, 12 new metro trains, core rail systems and a stabling and maintenance facility to be built at Orchard Hills. Parklife Metro will also operate and maintain the line for 15 years once operational.