Cross River Rail Contractors Announced
The State Government has announced the companies that will build the transformational $5.4 billion Cross River Rail Project.
The 10.2 kilometre rail line will run from Dutton Park to Bowen Hills, with a 5.9 kilometre twin tunnel under the Brisbane River and CBD, four new underground stations and upgrades to existing stations.
Following a comprehensive evaluation process, the project’s major works packages will be delivered by the following consortia:
- Tunnel, Stations and Development: Pulse, which includes Cimic (including Pacific Partnerships, UGL and CPB Contractors), Ghella, Bam, DIF, Jacobs and Aecom
- Rail Integration Systems: Unity Alliance, which includes CPB Contractors, UGL, Jacobs and Aecom
- European Train Control System: Hitachi Rail STS, which includes Ansaldo STS, Hitachi and Systra
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the project would generate 7,700 jobs, including 450 apprentice and training opportunities.
“We’re focussed on building the major infrastructure Queenslanders need and delivering local jobs. That is what Cross River Rail is about,” the Premier said.
“Cross River Rail is Brisbane’s new underground. It means more trains, more often across the entire South-East.
“As well as improving connectivity across the entire south east, it will create new precincts at Boggo Road, Woolloongabba, Albert Street, Roma Street and Exhibition, helping Brisbane evolve as a world-class city.
“As a result of this historic investment, hundreds of new job opportunities will be delivered, for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work on a project that will fundamentally change our region. This megaproject is a defining moment for Queensland and vital as our population booms.”
Deputy Premier and Treasurer Jackie Trad said the high calibre of companies that bid to deliver Cross River Rail demonstrated how significant the project was for Queensland.
“I congratulate the proponents on advancing to this stage. Across the three works packages, there have been hundreds of people working tirelessly behind the scenes to develop the comprehensive bids and I thank them all for their hard work,” Ms Trad said.
“Cross River Rail will double our heavy rail capacity through the CBD, unlocking the network for future growth and delivering more trains, more often.
“We have fully-funded this $5.4 billion project because we were sick of waiting on the LNP in Canberra to come to the table.
“As one of Australia’s fastest growing regions, we have to build the infrastructure we need now to ensure we keep pace with this growth. We don’t want to be left playing catch-up like Sydney and Melbourne.”
Minister for Transport and Main Roads Mark Bailey said because of the State Government’s decisive action, Cross River Rail would be ready to service the South-East by 2024.
“A turn-up-and-go network will encourage people to leave their cars behind, in turn easing congestion and making whole of South East Queensland even more liveable,” Minister Bailey said.
“Jobs that will be created while we transform the south east include opportunities in construction, demolition, tunneling, electrical trades, design, engineering, and project management.”
Through to mid-2019, the Cross River Rail Delivery Authority will continue to work with the respective consortia for the three works packages to achieve contract finalisation, the delivery schedule, and contractor mobilisation. It is expected that contractors will establish a site presence from late 2019.
For more information about the project, please view the project website.