Project Case Study

Sydney Metro, Australia

Customer

CBD and South East Light Rail, Sydney Australia

Date

2018

Sector

Metro & Depot

Track Length
km

Customer Challenge

The CBD and South East Light Rail is a new light rail network for Sydney, with a 12 km route and 19 stops. Sydney Light Rail also incorporates the Inner West Light Rail which is now operating as the L1 Dulwich Hill Line, the 12.7 km route connects Central Station and is used by 9.8 million customers ever year. This line serves one of the busiest intersections in downtown Sydney Central Business District from George Street to Market Street.

Due to its central location, the project required an innovative and flexible approach, including installation taking place over weekends. Pandrol was appointed to this project in 2016, working alongside infrastructure contractor Acciona.

Pandrol Solution

Pandrol QTrack® system was specified for the Sydney Tramway, which is a continuously supported and fastened embedded ballastless track system. A cost effective and long-lasting performance solution with an easy and straightforward installation process, QTrack® is easy to install and the Pandrol team provided technical support throughout the process, from specification right through to installation.

Pandrol QTrack® system was supplied in two different versions: XP and HP. XP covered the larger amount of track, almost 19 kilometres, while HP version of QTrack was used over 10 kilometres. Pandrol’s FSM (Floating Slab Mat) was also specified in FSM-L13 and FSM-L4.5 systems. The challenges of the project lay in the high demand for large volumes and the need for great flexibility in the delivery programme. This was achieved by Pandrol increasing production in the factory by building several production moulds to work in parallel with each other. The logistics side of the project required Pandrol to build on its close relationship with logistics agents to meet delivery schedules.

Adding Value

"QTrack® is easy to install and the Pandrol team provided technical support throughout the process, from specification right through to installation."