DB Engineering & Consulting is providing services to support the construction of the first-ever fully automatic subway system in Sydney, Australia. The services relate to electromechanical engineering, rolling stock, acceptance, commissioning and operations.
Currently the largest public infrastructure project, construction of the Sydney Metro comprises a 66-km long subway line with 31 stops, running from Rouse Hill to Bankstown via the Central Business District (CBD). The first section of the Metro, running from Rouse Hill to Chatswood, is known as Sydney Metro Northwest and opened in May 2019. Sydney Metro City & Southwest, the section targeted in the second construction phase, is slated for completion by 2024.
Experts from DB Engineering & Consulting advise on matters relating to systems technology and the metro trains; they have been working on the project since 2014. The first train was tested on site in January 2018. The next step is to complete test runs between the depot and the Cudgegong Road station in Rouse Hill. Subsequent tests will be carried out on an elevated section dubbed "Skytrain". At the end of the section, the Metro runs through a 15-km stretch of newly constructed twin-bore tunnel connecting Bella Vista to Epping in the district of Chatswood.