FORRESTFIELD–AIRPORT LINK

CLIENT
Public Transport Authority (PTA)

PROJECT
Forrestfield–Airport Link

LOCATION
Perth, Western Australia

CONTRACT AWARD VALUE
$1.176 billion

START DATE
2016

COMPLETION DATE
2020

 

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The Salini Impregilo – NRW Joint Venture will deliver an 8.5 km extension of the existing Public Transport Authority urban rail network. The project will connect the Midland Line, just past Bayswater Station, to Forrestfield, running underground in twin bored tunnels underneath the Swan River, Tonkin Highway and Perth Airport.

Included are three new rail stations, namely: Belmont Station (located underground in Belmont); Airport Central Station (located underground at Perth Airport to service both domestic and international flights); and Forrestfield Station.

Contract  

The award for this Lump Sum Contract follows a five month tender phase.

Scope of work for this design and construct project includes:

  • Twin bored tunnels, each 7.1km length
  • Dive structures
  • Cross passages (12 of)
  • Emergency Egress Shafts (3 of)
  • Rail, overhead traction systems and signalling
  • Stations and associated civil and roadworks
  • Maintenance period of 10 years

Construction works are due to commence on site late 2016.