MELBOURNE (April 13, 2022) — AECOM, the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, today announced it has been awarded a contract, in a joint venture with GHD, to deliver Technical Advisory Services to Rail Projects Victoria (RPV) for the Geelong Fast Rail Project. AECOM GHD + (AGP) will provide technical advisory services covering Technical and Engineering, Communications and Community and Stakeholder Engagement. AGP is a joint venture between AECOM and GHD and has engaged Nation Partners, Grimshaw and Deutsche Bahn as key partners.
Jointly funded by the Commonwealth and State governments with $4 billion to date, Geelong Fast Rail will reduce travel times between Geelong and Melbourne’s CBD to around 50 minutes via major investments in the Werribee rail corridor. The Geelong Fast Rail contract continues a successful and long-standing alliance between AECOM and GHD. Since 2015, the two organizations have partnered to deliver technical advisory services for major Victorian transport infrastructure projects, including the Level Crossing Removal Project (LXRP) and North East Link Project (NELP).
“Creating thriving, connected communities is core to AECOM’s purpose,” said Richard Barrett, AECOM’s regional chief executive, Australia New Zealand. “Geelong Fast Rail will continue the growth of Victoria’s integrated transit network, providing a fast, reliable and sustainable alternative to driving between Melbourne and Geelong. We are proud to partner with GHD and Rail Projects Victoria to bring this project to life.”
The Geelong Fast Rail project scope includes the development of infrastructure to facilitate improved train services to Geelong and the opportunity to support future staging of network investments. It is anticipated that stage 1 of the project will require the construction of a new express track for part of the Werribee rail corridor, consequential modifications to track and rail systems, station works and modification of traction power systems. Works to support future investment opportunities may also be identified and explored concurrently with stage 1. As well as providing Technical Advisory Services for the Geelong Fast Rail Project, the joint venture will also support RPV with the investigation, development and delivery of current and future projects.
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