Contractors shortlisted to deliver Logan and Gold Coast Faster Rail

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Logan and Gold Coast Faster Rail is one step closer after major contractors shortlisted to tender for three works packages.

  • The project will double the number of tracks between Kuraby and Beenleigh, enabling more train services.
  • This project will improve journey times and safety for road and rail users, removing crossings at Kuraby, Woodridge, Bethania, Holmview, and Beenleigh, and upgrading intersections.

The Logan and Gold Coast Faster Rail (LGC) Project is taking a major step forward with major contractors shortlisted for three individual packages of work:

  • ActivUs consortium (consisting of CPB Contractors, Acciona Contractors, UGL Engineering, SMEC Australia and WSP Australia) and Activate consortium (consisting of John Holland Queensland, Aurecon Australasia and AECOM Australia) have been shortlisted for the LGC Rail Package.
  • Two joint ventures have been shortlisted for the LGC OLCR Package – Bielby Holdings with JF Hull Holdings, and BMD Constructions with Fulton Hogan Construction.
  • ADCO Construction, DT Infrastructure and the joint venture of Martinus Rail and Degnan have been shortlisted for the Loganlea Station Relocation Project.

Over the next six months, the major contractors will put forward their proposals for the individual project packages, including design, construction plans and cost.

The successful companies to deliver the works will be announced later this year.

Video Source: TMRQLD via YouTube

The announcement follows a year of significant progress including refining the reference design, extensive survey and geotechnical investigation works and community engagement. The Government is also working towards important final environmental approvals from the Federal Government.

Logan and Gold Coast Faster Rail will remove five level crossings, improving journey times and safety for road and rail users. This includes building three road-over-rail overpasses and removing two level crossings, while upgrading intersections and improving the local road network.

The project will also deliver modern and accessible stations between Kuraby and Beenleigh, which will provide improved access to the train network for all Logan residents.

$2.6b Logan and Gold Coast Faster Rail project reaches next phase of procurement

With Cross River Rail well underway, the 20km section of rail line between Kuraby and Beenleigh (the Logan and Gold Coast Faster Rail project corridor) is the next critical bottleneck to unlock, to provide capacity for more frequent rail services in the future.

Increasing the number of tracks from two to four and allowing the free movement of both all-stops and express trains will mean more of our fastest services can run more frequently and more reliably. 

This will allow public transport users to arrive at modern and accessible stations and spend less time waiting on the platform for a service to arrive, which means easier connections to the rest of South East Queensland through the existing rail network as well as the new services to be delivered through Cross River Rail and the Direct Sunshine Coast Line.

The LGC Rail package will deliver the major rail works between Kuraby and Beenleigh including duplicating the tracks from two to four, station upgrades, local road works and active transport connections. The design and construction of this complex brownfield project will be delivered through an alliance contract.

The Loganlea Station project will relocate and upgrade Loganlea train station to better connect customers with nearby health, education, and community services – particularly Logan Hospital. 

The Loganlea Station Project is costed at $173.8 million.

The broader Logan and Gold Coast Faster Rail project is jointly-funded by the Queensland and Australian governments with a 50-50 commitment towards the project cost of $5.75 billion.

Logan and Gold Coast Faster Rail is one of several large investments in the rail network well underway along with Cross River Rail, the Beerburrum to Nambour Rail Upgrade (B2N), the European Train Control System (ETCS) and the Queensland Train Manufacturing Program (QTMP), which will build 65 new fully-accessible trains at Torbanlea, near Maryborough, to run on the South East Queensland train network. 

These projects will play an important role during the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games while delivering improvements for everyday Queenslanders by providing more frequent and reliable services around South East Queensland.

Key features

Logan and Gold Coast Faster Rail will deliver:

  • double the capacity of the Gold Coast rail line and reduce waiting times at stations between Brisbane, Logan and the Gold Coast
  • approximately 20km of new tracks and rail systems between Kuraby station and Beenleigh station, increasing the corridor from 2 to 4 tracks
  • better connected communities through accessible upgrades at stations and dedicated active transport facilities and paths along the corridor 
  • improved road network efficiency and reduced peak hour traffic congestion through intersection upgrades and level crossing removals at Kuraby, Woodridge, Bethania, Holmview, and Beenleigh
  • new train signalling technology between Salisbury and Varsity Lakes
  • extension of the cattle siding at Holmview.

Further information on Logan and Gold Coast Faster Rail is available on the project website. 

Source: TMR

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