Queensland government and Pulse consortium signed the contract for the construction of Brisbane Cross River Rail’s 5.9 km twin tunnels and four new underground stations. The consortium comprises CIMIC Group companies, Pacific Partnerships, CPB Contractors, and UGL.
This is the major construction work package as part of the PPP project, with works expected to begin later this year with completion scheduled for 2024.
The Pulse consortium will deliver tunnelling works, new underground stations, and ongoing maintenance services for Cross River Rail. The government is providing a AUD 5.4 billion (USD 3.8 billion) capital contribution for construction.
In April, the government announced the three consortia that will implement Brisbane Cross River Rail project. The two other contracts envisage rail integration and systems, UNITY Alliance being selected and for the ETCS contract Hitachi Rail was named the preferred bidder.
The 10.2 km rail line will run from Dutton Park to Bowen Hills, with a 5.9 km twin tunnel under the Brisbane River and CBD, 4 new underground stations and upgrades to existing stations.