The Rail Infrastructure Alliance will full the second part of the modernization of the Sunbury line. It’s a part of a $ 2.1 billion Australian undertaking to free the capability of the Melbourne rail community to help high-capacity metropolitan trains by way of the longer term metropolitan tunnel.
The alliance additionally consists of Aecom as a design companion, in addition to the undertaking proprietor, Rail Initiatives Victoria, and the Metro Trains Melbourne franchisee.
Modernization of present traces consists of overhead electrification between Sunbury and South Kensington and South Yarra. The undertaking additionally consists of upgrades to signaling energy and extra infrastructure round Calder Park.
That is the second set of upgrades to the Sunbury Line awarded by the Victorian authorities to the alliance.
"We’re excited to be engaged on this vital undertaking to make sure that the Metropolitan Tunnel reaches its full potential," mentioned Joe Barr, CEO of John Holland. "John Holland is about to finish Victoria's largest infrastructure undertaking – the Metropolitan Tunnel – and we tackle the problem of finishing this extra work to assist remodel Melbourne's rail community."
"Our work on this undertaking can even assist develop the abilities of the trade, creating as much as 30 full-time positions for engineering cadets, trainees, apprentices and precedence job seekers." whereas providing new alternatives for social enterprises and native subcontractors.
Work will start this yr and must be accomplished in 2023.
The Alliance's present work on the primary stage of the Sunbury line improve consists of platform extensions and runway upgrades to help the brand new HCMTs.