DLA Piper advises South Korean company on construction deal with Sydney Metro

Contract involves improvements on the Bankstown Line to meet Sydney Metro's standards

DLA Piper advises South Korean company on construction deal with Sydney Metro

DLA Piper has advised South Korean firm Hyundai Movex on its US$41m construction contract with Sydney Metro.

Hyundai Movex has been contracted to handle the design, supply and installation of 150 mechanical gap fillers, a new technology which mechanically fill the gap between train and station platforms, and 360 platform screen doors, on stations between Marrickville and Bankstown on the T3 Bankstown Line. The railway line is currently being converted to Sydney Metro’s standards as part of the Sydney Metro City & Southwest project, a 30km line that will extend the metro northwest line from Chatswood to Bankstown and will pass through the Sydney central district.

Hyundai Movex will collaborate with its partners in Australia, including Ricardo Rail, to deliver the mechanical gap fillers and platform screen doors this year. Ricardo Rail is a global rail consultancy that provides technical expertise, assurance, and specialist engineering services to help their clients meet operational, commercial, and regulatory standards. The company’s projects include the Finch West Light Rail Transit in Toronto and the Barking Riverside Station in east London.

Sydney Metro claimed that the improvements will ensure easy and safe access for customers. The technology will keep people and objects safe.

“Hyundai Movex’s engagement is testament to its capabilities and is an important step towards improved accessibility for commuters,” said lead partner Jonathan Stafford.

Stafford was assisted by solicitor Eric Young Jin.

Hyundai Movex is an integrated logistics specialist working in diverse industries, including logistics automation system consulting, design, manufacturing and installation, and maintenance, and construction experience. The company claimed to be the first to introduce the platform screen doors in Korea and currently supplies optimal system to national subways and railroads.

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