Sydney Light Rail Awarded $1.4Bn Contracts

A 50:50 joint venture of Downer and CPB Contractors has won the AU $840 Mn contract to build the light rail system, which will connect Westmead to Carlingford via Parramatta CBD and Camellia. The AU $536 Mn contract to supply and operate the network and build the depot, light rail stops and power systems has been awarded to Great River City Light Rail consortium. The consortium includes Transdev, the operator of Sydney’s Inner West Light Rail, and CAF Rail Australia, which supplies vehicles for the Inner West and Newcastle light rail networks.

Construction of Stage 1 of the Parramatta Light Rail will begin in 2019 and connect the Parramatta CBD to the Westmead Precinct, new Bankwest Stadium, a new museum and cultural precinct, the Rosehill Gardens Racecourse and three Western Sydney University campuses. It will also traverse the Parramatta North Growth Centre, Camellia town centre, and a private and social housing redevelopment at Telopea.