Three groups made up of more than 20 companies have expressed their interest in building a sky train in Sydney, Australia, as part of North West Rail Link North West Rail Link project.
The groups which have expressed their interest for the project include Abigroup Contractors, Impregilo and Salini Australia joint venture and the joint venture between Leighton Contractors and Rizzani de Eccher Australia.
"The North West Rail Link project team will now evaluate the submissions and finalise a short-list of parties, which will then be invited to formally tender next year for the Surface and Viaduct Civil works contract," said New South Wales minister for transport Berejiklian.
The 4km Skytrain will run from Bella Vista to Rouse Hill and will be served by stations at Kellyville and Rouse Hill.
New South Wales Government had invited express of interest for the project in 26 October 2012 for the Surface and Viaduct Civil Works (SVC) for the project.
Work in the project included the design and construction of the 4km viaduct between Kellyville and Rouse Hill including bridges and crossings; road bridges over railway tracks at Cudgegong Road and Tallawong Road.
The SVC contract is one of three major projects of A$8bn ($7.96bn) North West Rail Link project which includes twin 15km tunnels and underground station.
North West Rail Link project also includes the operations, trains and systems (OTS) contract for delivery of single deck trains, installation of tracks and signalling system and operation.
The project is planned to be implemented in a public private partnership and will be awarded in 2014.
Image: An artist’s impression of the North West rail link track over the Old Windsor Road in Kellyville.