Pulse hits the beat on Cross-River Rail

The QLD government has announced Pulse Alliance as the winner of the $5.4Bn Cross River Rail Alliance. The group includes: CPB, UGL, DIF, BAM and Ghella.

The Tunnel, Stations and Development (TSD) public-private partnership will deliver the underground section of the project, including the tunnel from Dutton Park to Normanby and the construction of four new, state-of-the-art underground stations at Boggo Road, Woolloongabba, Albert Street and Roma Street. The TSD will also provide a property development opportunity above Albert Street station.

The Rail, Integration and Systems (RIS) alliance will be delivered by UNITY Alliance.

UNITY Alliance brings together CPB Contractors, UGL, AECOM and Jacobs, and partners HASSELL, RCS Australia, Acmena, Martinus Rail and Wired Overhead Solutions.

A Rail, Integration and Systems (RIS) Alliance will deliver the design, supply and installation of the supporting rail system and integration of Cross River Rail into Queensland Rail’s train network, and an upgrade to Exhibition Station.

The European Train Control System (ETCS) will be delivered by Hitachi Rail STS.

ETCS is a new signalling system. Its introduction will enable increased capacity on the inner-city rail network, enhance safety and allow the wider SEQ rail network to run more efficiently, the features of which are important for the safe operation of trains in Cross River Rail’s tunnels.

Over the coming months, the Cross River Rail Delivery Authority will work with the consortia to finalise the project schedule.

Contractors are expected to establish a site presence from late 2019.

  • Cross River Rail is a new 10.2 kilometre rail line running from Dutton Park to Bowen Hills, which includes a 5.9 kilometre twin tunnel under the Brisbane River and CBD.
  • It will deliver four new underground stations at Boggo Road, Woolloongabba, Albert Street and Roma Street, and upgrades to Dutton Park and Exhibition stations.
  • Precincts at Boggo Road, Woolloongabba, Albert Street, Roma Street and Exhibition will be significantly revitalised, helping Brisbane to evolve as a world-class city.
  • The $5.4 billion project will unlock the bottleneck at the core of our transport network allowing more trains to run more often. Cross River Rail will be operational in 2024.
  • During its five-year construction period, Cross River Rail will support up to 7,700 jobs in total with an average of 1,500 jobs each year and up to 3,000 jobs in the most intensive year of construction.

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