Just six months after opening the Metro North West Line, NRT Group were awarded, by an augmentation to the OTS Project Deed, the Trains, Systems, Operations and Maintenance (TSOM) contract for Sydney Metro City & Southwest. This is the largest augmentation of a PPP in Australia by some way.

Bringing the infrastructure to life, the new contract package includes A$1.7 billion for additional metro trains and the integration of core rail systems such as signalling and platform screen doors. The contract package also includes a A$2 billion operations and maintenance component for NRT to operate the combined North West and City and Southwest lines until 2034. NRT CSW Pty Ltd, part of NRT Group, was awarded the OTS2 augmentation, with Contractual Close of the OTS2 Project Deed, occurring on 21 November 2019 and Financial Close on 4 December 2019.

The scope of OTS2 includes:
• The design, delivery and integration of the OTS2 packages including Trains, Signalling (CBTC), Central Control System & Communications (CCS & Comms), Platform Screen Doors (PSD) (Phase 1 only) and Radio Communications Systems (Radio).
• Leading and managing the overall process of systems integration and testing and commissioning of Sydney Metro City & Southwest.
• Undertaking the operation and maintenance of Sydney Metro Northwest and City and Southwest from the start of operations (2024) to the end of the Term in May 2034.
The key partners of OpCo2 for delivery of the OTS2 scope are:
• MTR, as Integrator (i.e. Design and Construct Contractor); and
• MTS, as Operations & Maintenance Contractor.

OTS2 Delivery – working with MTR

MTR Australia

MTR Australia is a fully owned subsidiary of MTR Corporation, which is recognised as one of the best performing and highest quality rail operators in the world. With more than 50,000 dedicated staff around the globe, MTR carries more than 12.8 million passenger journeys every weekday across Australia, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, Sweden, and Macao.

MTR is also the major shareholder in the companies operating the Melbourne Metropolitan rail network and the Metro North West Line.

In all, MTR has extensive end-to-end railway expertise with more than 40 years of railway project experience from design to planning and construction through to commissioning, maintenance and operations. At the heart of each of our projects or services is a desire to grow and connect communities for a better future.

Going beyond railway delivery and operation, we pride ourselves on creating and managing dynamic communities around our networks through seamless integration of rail, commercial and property development.

Our role in Sydney Metro City & Southwest

MTR Australia played a major role in the delivery of the Sydney Metro North West Line and continues to play a key role in the Project’s extension of Sydney Metro City & Southwest. MTR has been contracted as the ‘Integrator’, also known as the Design and Construct Contractor, for the delivery of Sydney Metro City & Southwest, which will integrate a complete network of 31 metro railway stations and a 66km standalone metro railway system.

The contract package includes the delivery of new metro trains and core rail systems, including:

  • Central Control System and communications
  • Signalling
  • Platform screen doors
  • Radio communications systems
  • Systems integration
  • Testing and commissioning

MTR will design, integrate and deliver this package of work with the support of key subcontractors Alstom (trains and signalling), Thales (communications), UGL (radio) and Gilgen (platform screen doors).

Employment Opportunities

MTR is a multinational company which is centred on a vision to grow and connect communities. We pride ourselves on fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce and currently have more than 50,000 dedicated staff located around the world delivering high-class integrated rail projects.

Check out the latest opportunities to be part of our team and help deliver integrated rail services for our communities.


MTR is committed to supporting local businesses and suppliers throughout the project wherever possible, which will help deliver long-lasting benefits to local communities.

An industry ‘match-making’ program is helping connect small and medium businesses to major projects such as Sydney Metro City & Southwest.

  • The Industry Capability Network, which runs the program, is funded by the NSW Government through NSW Trade and Investment.
  • Businesses can register their interest for free online at sydneymetro.icn.org.au


MTR is dedicated to planning and undertaking our work in a way which minimises impacts on the environment and communities.

All work carried out by MTR is in accordance with Environment Protection Licences (EPLs), which are held by the construction site Principal Contractors, including CPB contractors (on behalf of Systems Connect).

In addition to the EPLs, a range of mitigation plans have been developed specifically for this project. Approved documents are provided below.

Community Communications Strategy

Project updates

For the latest construction updates on the Trains Facility Expansion, visit Sydneymetro.info