Australia’s New South Wales (NSW) Government has awarded a contract to Macmohan Holdings and Bouygues Travaux to jointly develop the North Strathfield Rail Underpass project.
The project forms part of the North Sydney Freight Corridor Program, which aims to improve the capacity and reliability of freight trains on the main north line between Sydney and Newcastle.
The contract, valued at $260m, involves the construction of a new rail underpass, 3.2km of track, civil and associated rail systems works and upgrading Concord West station.
The companies will build a new aerial concourse at Concord West Station, including the installation of four new lifts.
Macmohan chief executive officer Ross Carroll said the company already has experience in executing large infrastructure projects in New South Wales.
"Today’s contract award is a strong endorsement of the Macmahon team in New South Wales, which have [sic] successfully delivered a range of public infrastructure projects over recent years," said Carroll.
Construction work on the project is scheduled to begin in December 2012, with completion targeted for late 2015.
The North Sydney Freight Corridor (NSFC) Program is jointly funded by the Australian and NSW governments to boost capacity and reliability for freight trains on the Main North Line between North Strathfield and Broadmeadow, Newcastle.
Work will involve grade separation, track amplification, and passing loops to accomodate additional capacity to meet freight and passenger demand.
Image: The project involves the construction of a new aerial concourse at Concord West Station, including the installation of four new lifts. Photo: Stephen Frede