Tenders For 2 Railway Projects Reaches Next Phase

Tenders For 2 Railway Projects Reaches Next Phase

Western Australia Minister for Transport Rita Saffioti

Thornlie-Cockburn Link And Yanchep Rail Extension Tender Reaches Next Phase

Victor P Taffa

  • 2 construction consortiums reach next stage of tender process to build two major METRONET projects
  • Thornlie-Cockburn Link and Yanchep Rail Extension closer to construction phase
  • Both rail lines to support residential growth and reduce congestion
  • Construction is expected to begin later this year, creating thousands of jobs

2 construction consortiums have proceeded to the next stage of the tender process to build the METRONET Thornlie-Cockburn Link (TCL) and Yanchep Rail Extension (YRE) projects.

METROconnex (Coleman Rail, Clough and Georgiou Group) and NEWest Alliance (CPB Contractors and Downer) will now be required to provide a detailed bid indicating how they plan to construct the projects, before a contract to the successful bidder is awarded in late 2019.

“This is an exciting milestone for METRONET, and shows real progress towards making these projects a reality for Western Australians.” Minister for Transport Rita Saffioti said.

“We are creating new links to the far northern suburbs of Perth and giving eastern and southern suburban residents other options including better links to jobs than the existing radial rail links into the city.”

2 projects will be delivered under 1 package as part of a bundled competitive alliance model, with both to be built by the successful alliance team.

More than 3,000 jobs are expected to be created over both projects, with the decision to bundle the projects expected to deliver better value for money.

17.5 Km TCL project will link the Thornlie and Cockburn Central railway stations, and build 2 new railway stations at:

  • Ranford Road,
  • Nicholson Road.

YRE is a 14.5 Km project to extend the Joondalup Line from Butler to Yanchep, with new stations at:

  • Alkimos,
  • Eglinton,
  • Yanchep.

Construction is expected to begin this year.