AECOM announced today that a joint venture between AECOM’s Australian business and Aurecon Design has been awarded a multi-million-dollar contract to deliver a component of the required design services for the US$1.07-billion Moreton Bay Rail project in Australia.
Drawing on AECOM’s business experience in Australia as part of the successful Trackstar Alliance, Thiess has engaged the joint venture to undertake the design services contract for civil and structural works, which includes stations, car parks and access roads, as well as the design of rail components.
Once complete, the Moreton Bay Rail project will provide a 7.8-mile dual-track passenger rail line between Petrie and Kippa-Ring, and six new rail stations at Kallangur, Murrumba Downs, Mango Hill, Mango Hill East, Rothwell and Kippa-Ring. The six new stations will also include commuter parking, kiss and ride, bus connectivity and facilities to encourage active transport.
“Providing a safe alternative route for residents to commute between the Moreton Bay region and Brisbane will be our primary focus for this project, which is projected to significantly alleviate highway traffic,” said AECOM Chairman and Chief Executive Officer John M. Dionisio. “Having worked on this project’s planning phase, we are excited to showcase our end-to-end, integrated service offerings.”
Design work for the project has already commenced, with major construction expected to start in early 2014 and the new line scheduled to be operational in 2016.
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