Since September 2020 Ricardo has been acting as 'Shadow Operator' during the construction of two separate extensions of Sydney's metro system.
As Shadow Operator, our experts will provide the construction and design teams with guidance and observations that reflect the needs of the eventual operations and maintenance contractor. This will include advice on infrastructure and the development of operations and maintenance planning.
For this assignment, we will be assisted by Seoul Metro, who will offer direct experience of operating a fully automated railway on a day-to-day basis.
When the time comes to appoint the eventual operator for the routes - which tends to be at a later stage in the project's development - our teams will support a handover process that ensures there are no delays as the project moves towards the early testing stages.