You are invited to join us at our sixth Presidential programme lecture which investigates our President George Clark's theme of "delivering change".
Steve Allday of Sydney Metro will discuss the Sydney Metro City & Soutwest (SMC&SW) upgrade, which is an augmentation to the existing recently opened Sydney Metro Northwest. The SMC&SE consists of both "greenfield" and "brownfield" elements; The City Section is effectively a tunnel running beneath Sydney Harbour and Sydney CBD for approximately half its alignment (circa 17km). The Southwest Section is a conversion of an existing "at grade" metropolitan rail network.
This paper will concentrate on the Southwest Section and seeks to set out the challenges that are being faced to convert an existing GoA1 railway to a GoA4 system, a conversion which Sydney Metro believe has never been attempted previously and will seek to set the scene for other future conversions around the world. The additional challenges faced by the team are a result of the requirements to minimise impact at the heritage listed stations whilst ensuring that these stations are fully accessible for all passengers.
The Southwest corridor consists of:
All presidential programme lectures will be livestreamed and recorded if you are unable to join us in person, or are unavailable on the day. Details will be published on these pages.
Members and non-members are welcome to attend.