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Sydney Metro

Sydney Metro is Australia’s biggest public transport project.
This new standalone railway will deliver 31 metro stations and more than 66 kilometres of new metro rail, revolutionising the way Australia’s biggest city travels.

The project will deliver a new generation of world-class fleet of trains that will be fast, safe and reliable. The Metro trains will easily connect customers to where they want to go with a turn up and go service rather than the conventional services that rely on a timetable.

When Sydney Metro is extended into the central business district (CBD) and beyond in 2024, metro rail will run from Sydney’s booming North West region under Sydney Harbour, through new underground stations in the CBD and beyond to the south west.

There will be ultimate capacity for a metro train every two minutes in each direction under the city, a level of service never before seen in Sydney. Sydney’s new metro railway will have a target capacity of about 40,000 customers per hour, similar to other metro systems worldwide. Sydney’s current suburban system can reliably carry 24,000 people an hour per line.

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

Engagement Detail

To date, VICTOREM have successfully been engaged by Sydney Metro on 2 separate occasions, each time providing Risk Management services.

Engagement 1

Our first engagement was to provide resources and undertake the role of Senior Risk Manager within the City & South West (C&SW) section of the Metro network. The role was specifically focussed on supporting the Greenfield Stations and associated Over Station Developments (OSD).  These were later referred to as Integrated Station Designs (ISD).

The Senior Risk Manager role had a number of key deliverables and activities including but not limited too;

  • Risk identification Workshops
  • Risk Reviews
  • Quantitative Risk Assessments (Cost & Schedule)
  • Risk Reporting
  • Risk Documentation (e.g. – Risk Management Plans)
  • Risk Working Groups

In addition, the role also involved closely working with the 6 Delivery Directors and teams supporting their requirements from a risk perspective, assisting Commercial through tender evaluation phase, ongoing liaison with Interface Management and other key teams and TA’s.

The duration of the engagement was for approximately 2 years and VICTOREM still maintain good relationships with Metro and C&SW teams.

Engagement 2

Our team was engaged by Sydney Metro corporate risk team to carryout a full review and updated of their Risk Management Standard and Risk Management Framework.

As part of this process, VICTOREM researched other leading organisations, risk management institutes, consultation with existing risk resources within Metro and we also used our wealth of practical risk management knowledge to test appropriate frameworks. We wanted to ensure our output met the requirements of Sydney Metro as an organisation and the end user at the working level too.

VICTOREM satisfied the requirement and produced the updated documentation in a tight time frame of 3 weeks.