Queensland Government announced the three consortia that will build the AUD 5.4 billion (USD 3.8 billion) Brisbane Cross River Rail project.
The three consortia that will deliver project’s major works packages are:
PULSE consortium that will deliver the tunnel, stations and development (TSD) public private partnership contract. The PULSE consortium is led by CIMIC Group companies, Pacific Partnerships, CPB Contractors, and UGL with international partners DIF, BAM and Ghella.
UNITY Alliance will be responsible for the Rail, Integration and Systems (RIS) contract. UNITY Alliance brings together CPB Contractors, UGL, AECOM and Jacobs, and partners HASSELL, RCS Australia, Acmena, Martinus Rail and Wired Overhead Solutions.
Hitachi Rail STS won the ETCS contract.
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.
“Cross River Rail is Brisbane’s new underground. It means more trains, more often across the entire South-East,” Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said.
Over the coming months, the Cross River Rail Delivery Authority will work with the consortia to finalise the project schedule. Contractors are expected to establish a site presence from late 2019 and the project is scheduled to be operational in 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 for Transport, Mark Bailey said.