The government of New South Wales has shortlisted five consortia to build and operate Stage 1 of the Parramatta Light Rail project.
The consortia are split into two, infrastructure works and the supply, operations and maintenance of the line and its vehicles, facilities and systems.
Shortlisted companies for the infrastructure works contract are as follows:
- CPB Contractors and Downer EDI Works joint venture;
- John Holland.
In the running for the second contract are the following:
- Connecting Parramatta Consortium – John Holland, Alstom Transport Australia and Deutsche Bahn;
- Greater Parramatta – Downer EDI Rail, Keolis Downer, Downer EDI Works, Ansaldo STS Australia and CRRC Changchun Australia;
- Great River City Light Rail – Transdev Australasia, CAF, and Laing O’Rourke.
Shortlisted bidders will now be asked to submit a formal proposal, with both contracts to be awarded in 2018.
Transport minister Andrew Constance said: “This project will create thousands of jobs for the local community, and light rail will revolutionise the way people move around the Parramatta region.”
“The world’s best light rail organisations are lining up to be part of this major infrastructure project, and we are moving as fast as possible with procurement of these contracts to ensure they are both awarded before the end of 2018.”
Stage 1 of Parramatta Light Rail will connect Westmead to Carlingford via Parramatta CBD with a two-way track spanning 12km.