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Contract awarded for Sydney CBD light rail A CONTRACT has been signed between the New South Wales state government and the Altrac Light Rail consortium (previously known as Connecting Sydney) for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of the $A 2.1bn ($US 1.72bn) Sydney CBD and South East Light Rail line.
contract-awarded-for-sydney-cbd-light-rail
A CONTRACT has been signed between the New South Wales state government and the Altrac Light Rail consortium (previously known as Connecting Sydney) for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of the $A 2.1bn ($US...
slow-progress-on-galilee-basin-coal-lines
GENERAL sluggishness in the global economy and softening thermal coal prices continue to create uncertainty for proponents of major coal mines and associated rail infrastructure in the Galilee Basin region in the north of the...
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AUCKLAND Council's Governing Body has voted to defer the start of work on the $NZ 2.4bn ($US 1.89bn) City Rail Link (CRL), a 3.5km underground extension of the existing suburban line beneath the city centre...
nwrl-connecting-sydney’s-suburbs
Construction is finally underway on Sydney's North West Rail Link which is scheduled to open in 2019. The project could revolutionise urban transport planning in Australia, as Mark Carter reports. WITH around 4.5 million people...
victorian-government-pledges-$us-34bn-for-rolling-stock
IN the run up to the election on November 29 in the Australian state of Victoria, the Liberal/National coalition government has promised to invest $A 3.9bn ($US 3.4bn) in new rolling stock for the state's...
sunshine-coast-lrt-route-options-revealed
PUBLIC consultation began on November 3 on route alignment options for the first light rail line in Sunshine Coast, Australia. The findings of an initial feasibility study into the proposed route from Maroochydore to Kawana and...
project-management-consultant-appointed-for-queensland-scheme
ADANI Mining has selected Parsons Brinckerhoff as its project management consultant for the Carmichael integrated coal mine, railway and port project in the Galilee Basin in the Australian state of Queensland. The project entails developing...
four-routes-shortlisted-for-parramatta-lrt
THE New South Wales state government looks set to continue its love affair with light rail, announcing four route options as the first step in the creation of a new light rail network for Sydney's...
australian-hs-costs-half-of-government-estimate
THE cost of constructing a high-speed line linking Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane could be a little over half the $A 114bn ($US 100bn) price tag estimated in an Australian government study, according to a report...
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NEW South Wales (NSW) transport minister Ms Gladys Berejklian has announced that the Connecting Sydney consortium has been selected as preferred bidder to build and operate Sydney's CBD and South East Light Rail line.The consortium...