North West Rail Link
Cudgegong Sydney Northwest to Chatswood

The Sydney Metro is a new stand-alone railway.

Stage 1 (Sydney Metro NorthWest) will be the first fully-automated metro rail system in Australia. The OST (Operation Trains and Systems) contract comprises of building eight new railway stations and 4,000 commuter car parking spaces. Delivering Sydney’s new generation of metro trains building and operating the Sydney Metro Trains Facility, including train stabling and maintenance. Installing 23 kilometres of new track and rail systems. Converting the existing 13 kilometres of railway between Epping and Chatswood to metro status. Operating and maintaining Sydney Metro Northwest for 15 years.



J Steel was required to provide the rail for the actual track the new metro trains will run, which meant supplying over 6500 mt of AS60KG rail acc. to AS1085.1 in Standard Carbon Rails were supplied in a nonstandard length manufactured by our partner ArcelorMittal Long Carbon – Rails, in their Spanish facility.

J Steel was selected based on technical capability, financial capability, management systems/skills, experience, safety, capacity to meet contractual dates and price. J Steel was responsible for the total supply chain. This involved the procurement and logistics of delivering the rail from the factory to “just in time”, to the required site along the new rail line.


J Steel provided a nonstandard length of rail allowing for the most economical handling and logistics. Additionally, the final agreed length reduced welding requirements for NRT on site. The rails were supplied on time with a flexible delivery schedule to assist NRT with their construction program. J Steel was able to provide a low-risk high-value solution.