The QLD government has announced Pulse Alliance as the winner of the $5.4Bn Cross River Rail Alliance. The group includes: CPB, UGL, DIF, BAM and Ghella.
The Tunnel, Stations and Development (TSD) public-private partnership will deliver the underground section of the project, including the tunnel from Dutton Park to Normanby and the construction of four new, state-of-the-art underground stations at Boggo Road, Woolloongabba, Albert Street and Roma Street. The TSD will also provide a property development opportunity above Albert Street station.
The Rail, Integration and Systems (RIS) alliance will be delivered by UNITY Alliance.
UNITY Alliance brings together CPB Contractors, UGL, AECOM and Jacobs, and partners HASSELL, RCS Australia, Acmena, Martinus Rail and Wired Overhead Solutions.
A Rail, Integration and Systems (RIS) Alliance will deliver the design, supply and installation of the supporting rail system and integration of Cross River Rail into Queensland Rail’s train network, and an upgrade to Exhibition Station.
The European Train Control System (ETCS) will be delivered by Hitachi Rail STS.
ETCS is a new signalling system. Its introduction will enable increased capacity on the inner-city rail network, enhance safety and allow the wider SEQ rail network to run more efficiently, the features of which are important for the safe operation of trains in Cross River Rail’s tunnels.
Over the coming months, the Cross River Rail Delivery Authority will work with the consortia to finalise the project schedule.
Contractors are expected to establish a site presence from late 2019.