Victorian Government issues Metro Tunnel’s €3.8bn tunnels and stations package

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An artist's impression of Parkville station. Photo: Melbourne Metro Tunnel.
An artist's impression of Parkville station. Photo: Melbourne Metro Tunnel.

The final contract for the Metro Tunnel project – the biggest public transport project in Victoria’s history – has been awarded in Australia.

A consortium consisted of Lendlease Engineering, John Holland Bouygues Construction and Capella Capita, who are officially known as the Cross Yarra Partnership (CYP), have been awarded the A$6 billion (∼€3.8 billion) tunnels and stations package.

Early work on the project is already underway and in 2018 construction on the tunnel and stations is due to begin.

The A$11 billion (∼€7.1 billion) Metro Tunnel project is due to be complete by 2026, creating 7,000 jobs in the process.


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The proposed route and station locations. Photo: Metro Tunnel.
The proposed route and station locations. Photo: Metro Tunnel.

Earlier this month, the Victorian Government awarded the Rail Systems Alliance (RSA) the signalling and communications contract, valued at $1.1 billion (∼€730 million).

RSA will roll-out high-capacity signalling on the Metro Tunnel, allowing trains every two to three minutes – the first time this technology has been rolled out on an existing network in Australia.

The Government of Victoria’s premier Daniel Andrews said: “We are building the world-class turn up and go train network Victoria deserves – with more jobs, more stations and more trains, more often.

“We don’t just talk about building the big roads and public transport Victoria needs – we’re getting it done.”

The Victorian Government have released the following video celebrating the award of the tunnels and stations contract:


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