Contract awarded for Inner West Light Rail Extension
NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell and Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian have announced a major step in the delivery of transport infrastructure for Sydney with the contract awarded for design and construction of the Inner West Light Rail Extension.
An artist's impression of the light rail system
Following a competitive tendering process, the NSW Government will contract John Holland to build the extension, with early work to begin as soon as next month. John Holland will be responsible for the detailed design and construction of the main infrastructure elements of the light rail extension.
This contract includes the delivery of nine new light rail stations, the power and signalling systems and bridge works, which form part of the $176m Inner West Light Rail extension.
Ms Berejiklian said there will be workers on the tracks as early as next month as they begin to establish worksites and start on preparatory works such as geotechnical investigations. Concurrently with these early works, John Holland will immediately get started on their detailed design work for the stops and other light rail infrastructure. The NSW Government believes light rail will play an important role in the future of public transport in Sydney.
“In the next phase of consultation, we will seek feedback from the community on the detailed design of the stations and the streetscape elements surrounding each stop to ensure the project benefits from local knowledge,” Ms Berejiklian said.
For more information visit: www.transport.nsw.gov.au
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