The contract to build Brisbane’s Cross River Rail’s 5.9km twin tunnels and four new underground stations has been finalised with Pulse, the consortium selected as the preferred proponent in April.
The Pulse Consortium is comprised of CIMIC Group companies, Pacific Partnerships, CPB Contractors, and UGL with international partners DIF, BAM, and Ghella Investments & Partnerships.
Reaching contractual close is a key milestone that locks in the companies that will now deliver the Tunnel, Stations and Development (TSD) major construction works, as part of a public-private partnership package.
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In April 2019, preferred bidders chosen to deliver the $5.4bn Cross River Rail’s major works packages were announced as well as a commitment to achieving contract finalisation for these contracts by mid-2019.
With the TSD contract locked in, the Pulse Consortium can now mobilise workforces, establish a site presence and major construction will commence later this year, as scheduled.
This will also ensure the Project’s delivery remains on track for construction completion by 2024, after which a detailed commissioning and testing program will begin.
Cross River Rail will enable the extra network capacity required to operate higher frequency public transport that connects with other services and supports other network growth projects.
This will help ease the pressure of road congestion, making Brisbane and the whole of South East Queensland even more liveable.