North West Rail Link

TfNSW – North West Rail Link
The North West Rail Link (NWRL) will initially operate
between Cudgegong Road and Chatswood consisting
of eight new stations between Cudgegong Road and
Epping. There will be approximately 15.5 kilometres
of tunnels from Epping to Bella Vista, a 4.0 kilometre
elevated section between Bella Vista and Rouse Hill
and conversion of the existing Epping to Chatswood
Rail Link (ECRL) to suit the rapid transit system.
The first stage of the rapid transit system (known as
Sydney’s Rail Future (SRF) Stage 3) will commence
with the completion of the NWRL. The Live Rail works
are being delivered under both TfNSW ECRL enabling
works and OpCo (OTS PPP Contract) conversion
The NWRL includes both greenfield and brownfield
works, in particular the conversion of an existing
Sydney Trains rail system in tunnel that currently
serves a heavily utilised rail corridor. The roles of Rail
Construction Specialist and earlier role of Live Rail
Constructability were undertaken by Rail Planning
Services using top industry resources, clear communication with a dynamic approach to
problem solving and strong team culture within the integrated client project team. Specific
scope targets included:
• Ensuring that ‘true’ scope is captured.
• Identify any Enabling Works required.
• Have a ‘roadmap’ of stages & possessions required.
• Ensure that there is a constructability reviews undertaken on internal & external designs.
• Manage stakeholder expectations.
• Identify critical resource requirements.
• Consider commissioning requirements.
The NWRL project is entering the delivery phase and Rail Planning Services has teamed up
to win a 5 year contract to undertake performance management of the main Operations,
Trains and Services PPP Contract. This is a natural progression to the strong performance
of Rail Planning Services in scoping and planning the delivery during the concept design
phase and procurement processes. Rail Planning Services remain part of a select group of
suppliers with a high level of client trust and reliance to delivery this world class rapid transit
system for Sydney and NSW.