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Sydney Metro City & Southwest

Room for 100,000 extra customers across Sydney

Sydney Metro, together with signaling 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.

TBMs will be used to excavate 15.5 kilometres of new twin rail tunnels between Mowbray Road, Chatswood and Bedwin Road, Marrickville.

Sydney Metro City & Southwest needs five TBMs. Two will be launched and removed from the Chatswood and Marrickville dives sites, with the fifth from Barangaroo.

For the TBM 1, TBM 2, TBM 3 and TBM 4, H + E Logistik GmbH supplies 4 tunnel belt conveyors, 2 overland conveyors, 2 tripper cars and 1 vertical conveyor.

Shaft Marrickville
2 x Tunnelbelt conveyor:

  • Length: 8,100 m
  • Belt width: 800 mm
  • Belt storage: Horizontal 600 m
  • Capacity: 800 t/h
  • Total installed power: 1,248 kW

Overland conveyor: 

  • Length: 135 m
  • Belt width: 1,200 mm
  • Capacity: 1,600 t/h
  • Installed power: 1x160kW

Tripper car: 

  • Length: 105 m
  • Belt width: 1,200 mm
  • Capacity: 1,600 t/h
  • Installed power: 1x55kW

Shaft Chatswood
2 x Tunnelbelt conveyor:

  • Length: 6,140 m
  • Belt width: 800 mm
  • Belt storage: Vertical 600 m
  • Capacity: 800 t/h
  • Total installed power: 1145,5 kW

Vertical conveyor:

  • Length: 73 m
  • Belt width: 1,600 mm
  • Capacity: 1,600 t/h
  • Installed power: 2x132 kW

Tripper car: 

  • Length: 110 m
  • Belt width: 1,200 mm
  • Capacity: 1,600 t/h
  • Installed power: 1x55 kW

Overland conveyor: 

  • Length: 40 m
  • Belt width: 800 mm
  • Capacity: 800 t/h
  • Installed power: 1x55 kW