John Holland wins Victoria Rail Link contract

By Sarah Ann McCay15 May 2012

Australian contractor John Holland has been awarded the AU$ 570 million (US$ 570 million) contract to deliver the City to Maribyrnong River section of Victoria's Regional Rail Link project. The project is the first major new rail line for metropolitan Melbourne in 80 years.

Working alongside John Holland under an alliance contract will be construction partners Abigroup and Coleman Rail, and design partners AECOM and GHD.

John Holland - a subsidiary of Leighton - will join with the Regional Rail Link Authority, Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM) and V/Line to design and construct a new bridge over the Maribyrnong River, as well as two new regional railway tracks to separate city bound and regional trains. The contract also includes track reconfiguration and upgrades to the North Melbourne rail-over-rail flyover.

Construction will start in mid-2012, with completion expected by 2016.

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