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Sydney Metro 2 Line-Wide Tunnel

Sydney, NSW
Project Overview

The NSW $6.2 billion Tunnel Sydney Metro City & Southwest project – fully funding Australia’s biggest public transport project. The next stage of the Sydney Metro Project named Sydney Metro 2 Line-Wide is a rail tunnel running from Chatswood in Sydney's north to Sydneham in Sydney's South.

This upgrade will address one of Sydney’s biggest rail bottlenecks, providing more reliable journeys for customers all across Sydney, as well as increasing accessibility at all 11 stations. The update includes:

Sydney Metro, together with signalling and infrastructure upgrades across the existing network, will increase the capacity of train services across Sydney from about 120 an hour today, to up to 200 services an hour beyond 2024.

After the conversion, metro trains from Bankstown will run at least every four minutes in the peak, or 15 trains an hour.

The metro network will be fully segregated from the existing Sydney Trains network between Sydenham and Bankstown, improving the reliability of services on the line. Interchange between Sydney Metro and Sydney Trains at both locations will be provided, with improvements to station way-finding and signage.

IRSSS is supplying Tunnelling crews to help with the Mechanical and Electrical fitout. We are providing experienced Tunnelling Electricians and TA's along with RW labourers and logistics and Warehousing staff.

IRSSS is also supplying contractors RIW Tunnelling Labourers, Trades and track laying crews.

Roles IRSSS Provides Metro 2 Inducted Workers

  • Metro Inducted Electricians
  • Metro Inducted TA's
  • Metro Inducted Welders
  • Metro Inducted RIW Labourers
  • SMIC and Metro Inducted PO2 Safeworking Staff
  • SMIC and Metro Inducted PO4 Safeworking Staff
  • SMIC and Metro Inducted Rail Supervisors
  • SMIC and Metro Inducted PO4 Safeworking Staff
  • SMIC and Metro Inducted Rail Supervisors
  • Metro Inducted Hi Rail Operators
  • Metro Inducted Fitters

RIW Electricans RIW TA's Track Labourers RIW Trades RW1 to RW7 Rail Workers CW1 to CW7 Civil Workers

IRSSS has the capability to staff entire rail infrastructure projects, creating teams from project managers to rail labour, rail safety supervisors and planners. We have managed staffing on new rail builds, station refreshes, bridge replacements, tunnelling builds and fitouts and rural projects.

Approved Rail Safeworking Panel Supplier

  • Transport for NSW
  • ARTC - Australian Rail Track Corperation
  • Queensland Rail
  • CRN - Country Rail Network
  • VIC Rail Melbourne Rail Network
  • Metro Trains Sydney MTS
  • IRSSS Rail Safety and Labour Hire Staff:

Large list of experienced Rail Safety staff Protection Officers

  • Experienced RIW Labourers
  • RIW trades
  • Rail engineers
  • Switching Electricians
  • Track measurers
  • Rail certifiers
  • Shutdown specialists
  • Site supervisors and project managers
  • Trades, civil rail construction staff for the rail corridor
  • Hi Rail and machine operators

IRSSS Rail and Safeworking Staff are highly experienced and work professionally to ensure all daily activities are managed and planned to be compliant with all current rail legislation and HSQE certifications AS/NZS 4801 and ISO 9001 & 14001.

Sydney Metro 2 Workers:

  • RIW Labour
  • Track Welders
  • PO2-PO4 Safeworking
  • RIW Plant Operators
  • RIW Spotters
  • RIW Riggers
  • RIW Dogmen
  • Rail Labourers
  • Mechanical Fitters
  • RIW Leading Hands
  • Hi Rail Operators
  • Track Certifiers
  • Handsignallers
  • RIW Electricians
  • Track Welders


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