case study

Sydney’s Super Tunnel / Mega Metro

The brainchild of Mark Camwell and Matthew Reilly, Sydney’s Super Tunnel was watched by more than 2 million Australians on SBS-TV, going on to also screen on SBS OnDemand, Foxtel and Binge.

This four-hour independent documentary series was delivered through a successful collaboration with Sydney Metro and showcased the massive feat of engineering and human endeavour in building an underground metro railway beneath Sydney Harbour and through Australia’s biggest city.


The four-episode series was broadcast globally as Mega Metro to 38 countries and a second series is in production.

The Australian newspaper called it “enormously informative and compulsively watchable … a white knuckle thriller”.

The star of Series 1, former Sydney Metro Program Director and former Transport for NSW Secretary Rodd Staples, said: “It made us reluctant stars, but it also allowed us to showcase the professional and city-shaping legacy of Sydney Metro like nothing else could.

“It was an extraordinary achievement getting Super Tunnel off the ground in the context of the highest-profile government infrastructure project of the past decade.”,

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