Big Machines, Massive Infrastructure, Mega Metro
This series traces the enormous engineering challenges faced by the greatest public transport infrastructure project in Australia’s history. Traffic gridlock is now a constant problem in Sydney, with the population growing by 100,000 people a year.
Filmed over five years, Mega Metro follows the planning and execution of the longest railway tunnels ever built in Australia, including beneath the busy Central Station and iconic Sydney Harbour, as well as an elevated skytrain that stretches into the suburbs.
The Mega Metro team will deliver 31 metro railway stations and 66 kilometres of track. The challenge is to create the nation’s first fully automated metro system; one that will require no drivers and no timetables, along with a futuristic Mission Control that will house the brains of the new metro. To ensure its success requires expertise from around the world to open on time. Mega Metro follows every stage in the construction of this world-class transport system, and we meet many of the 40,000 men and women whose job it is to make this vision a reality.