Shortlisted unveiled for Gold Coast line upgrade

Logan and Gold Coast Faster RailThe Queensland Government has shortlisted the contractors to tender for three works packages to deliver Logan and Gold Coast Faster Rail project (LGC).

The shortlisted major contractors for the three individual packages of work are:

  • ActivUs consortium (consisting of CPB Contractors, Acciona Contractors, UGL Engineering, SMEC Australia and WSP Australia) and Activate consortium (consisting of John Holland Queensland, Aurecon Australasia and AECOM Australia) have been shortlisted for the LGC Rail Package.
  • Two joint ventures have been shortlisted for the LGC OLCR Package – Beilby Holdings with JF Hull Holdings, and BMD Constructions with Fulton Hogan Construction.
  • ADCO Construction, DT Infrastructure and the joint venture of Martinus Rail and Degnan have been shortlisted for the Loganlea Station relocation project.

Over the next six months, the major contractors will put forward their proposals for the individual project packages, including design, construction plans and cost. The successful companies delivering the works will be announced later this year.

The announcement follows a year of significant progress including refining the reference design, extensive survey and geotechnical investigation works and community engagement. The Government is also working towards important final environmental approvals from the Federal Government.

The LGC Rail package will deliver the major rail works between Kuraby and Beenleigh including duplicating the tracks from two to four, station upgrades, local road works and active transport connections. The design and construction of this complex brownfield project will be delivered through an alliance contract.

The Loganlea Station project will relocate and upgrade Loganlea train station to better connect customers with nearby health, education, and community services – particularly Logan Hospital. The Loganlea Station project is estimated at AUD 173.8 million (USD 113.6 million).

The broader Logan and Gold Coast Faster Rail project is jointly funded by the Queensland and Australian governments with a 50-50 commitment towards the project cost of AUD 5.75 billion (USD 3.76 billion).

The project will double the number of tracks between Kuraby and Beenleigh (20 km), enabling more train services, providing capacity for more frequent rail services in the future while eliminating this critical bottleneck. The project will also improve journey times and safety for road and rail users, removing crossings at Kuraby, Woodridge, Bethania, Holmview, and Beenleigh, and upgrading intersections. Increasing the number of tracks from two to four and allowing free movement of both all-stops and express trains will mean the fastest services that can run more frequently and more reliably.

This will allow public transport users to arrive at modern and accessible stations and spend less time waiting on the platform for a service to arrive, which means easier connections to the rest of South East Queensland through the existing rail network as well as the new services to be delivered through Cross River Rail and the Direct Sunshine Coast Line.

Logan and Gold Coast Faster Rail will remove five level crossings, improving journey times and safety for road and rail users. This includes building three road-over-rail overpasses and removing two level crossings, while upgrading intersections and improving the local road network.


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