CPB Contractors, as part of the Unity Alliance, has won the contract for the Rail, Integration and Systems (RIS) works for the Cross River Rail (CRR) Project in south east Queensland, and is working with ICN to maximise local content.
The project will create an improved and more efficient public transport system by reducing congestion across the Brisbane River.
There is currently a single river crossing and just four inner-city stations, causing a bottleneck and reducing the number of trains that can run each day.
The $5.4 billion,10.2km CRR includes 5.9 kilometres of twin tunnels under the Brisbane River and Brisbane CBD. This will deliver a second river crossing so trains can run more regularly. It will also integrate with new roads and bus services and improve transport options across south east Queensland.
The RIS scope of works includes:
- integrating all CRR rail systems elements, including tunnel security and management, and disaster recovery, to Queensland Rail’s existing network
- new stabling yard and facilities at Mayne Yard North
- changes to Mayne Yard East, and the mainline tracks and junctions around Mayne Yard
- upgrading Exhibition Station to include pedestrian connections to O’Connell Terrace and between the southbound station platform, RNA Showground precinct and the Old Museum
- upgrading stations from Fairfield to Salisbury
- a third track from Mayne Yard past Exhibition Station to the Northern Trough Structure.
- surface works, including removing and replacing the Brisbane Grammar School pedestrian bridge, to tie into the Northern Trough Structure
- Yeerongpilly junction enhancements
- new and modified conventional signalling from Albion to the Northern Trough Structure and in the Southern Area and the F2S Area.
- trackside infrastructure
- 25kV supply and traction power overhead line equipment to support all CRR Project trackwork
- rail telecommunication systems.
- returned works.
Major construction is planned to be finished by 2024 and is expected to create about 1,500 jobs a year in that time.
“The UNITY Alliance is committed to maximising local content during the procurement process for the RIS Works, bringing economic benefits to the region and strengthening the capacity of local suppliers competing for future projects,” ICN consultant Nimmi Pushparajan said.
Other members of the Unity Alliance are:
- UGL Engineering
- AECOM Australia
- Jacobs Group (Australia)
- Queensland Rail Limited
- State of Queensland
To find out more about the project, its construction timeline and benefits, go to the Cross River Rail website
To register an expression on interest in supplying to the tunnel and stations package, go to the Cross River Rail Gateway page.