Mega Metro

Genre: Science & Engineering

Duration: 4 x 60'

Year of Production: 2020

Production Company: Rogue Creative Media Pty Ltd in association with Beyond Entertainment Ltd for SBS-TV Australia

Broadcaster: SBS, Australia

Definition: HD

One of the biggest engineering projects in Australia’s history

Filmed over five years, Mega Metro traces the enormous engineering challenges faced by the greatest public transport infrastructure project in Australia’s history. It follows the planning and execution of the longest railway tunnels ever built on the continent, including beneath the busy Central Station and iconic Sydney Harbour, as well as an elevated skytrain that stretches into the suburbs.

In total, the project will deliver 31 metro railway stations, 66 kilometres of track and a futuristic Mission Control that will house the brains of the new service. It will be the nation’s first fully automated metro system, with no drivers and no timetables. To ensure its success, and to get it ready on time, expertise is drawn on from around the world. Mega Metro follows every stage in the construction of this world-class transport system and meets many of the 40,000 men and women whose job it is to make this vision a reality.