Sydney Metro Northwest is revolutionising public transport in Australia.

The Sydney Metro Northwest $8.3 billion project is a revolutionary computer-operated driverless train public transport system connecting the North West of Sydney between Chatswood and Rouse Hill. Sydney Metro’s new railway bridge over Windsor Road at Rouse Hill has won a major international design and construction award.


The Skytrain Bridge project, delivered by Salini Impregilo, was awarded the Global Best Project Award for the railway sector by US construction magazine Engineering News-Record.

The project was among 22 selected by a jury for their excellence in construction, attention to safety and diversity and the benefits they provide to their respective communities.

As a revolutionary transport system, the trains will arrive at the stations every fifteen minutes (no need for a timetable) and stop within a millimetre of their mark with pre-marked door locations on the platform. The construction project consists of two major components: Twin Tunnels for fifteen kilometres and a four kilometre elevated bridge called the Skytrain.


In 2015 Australian Scaffolds signed a contract to supply scaffolding to the four-kilometre elevated bridge for the Sydney Metro Northwest Project with Salini Impreglio.

Using state of the art construction methodology Australian Scaffolds were able to reduce lead times and minimise site disruption by building scaffolds off-site and transporting to the site when and where required. Designing scaffolding to enable crane lifting off semi-trailers and to be moved around a job site is a huge advantage for faster construction times.

Craneable Scaffolding

Craneable stair towers and facade scaffolds significantly reduce labour and other onsite costs. The fact is, man-hours in any project will be the largest cost to and pose the greatest risk to the successful outcome of the project. With decades of experience, Australian Scaffolds & Access is a specialist in making complex  – simple. To find out more about the Australian Scaffold Advantage call 1300 919 905. Or email Daniel Butlin at daniel.butlin@australianscaffolds.com.au

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