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PTA issues RfPs for METRONET projects, Australia [free access]

October 6, 2020

The Public Transport Authority of Western Australia (PTA) has issued three requests for proposals (RfPs) to execute works under METRONET, one of the largest investment programmes aimed at transforming the public transport network of Perth. The projects are Byford Rail Extension, Midland Station and Inner Armadale Line Level Crossing Removal. The last date for submission of each RfP is November 17, 2020.

 

RfPs are issued to extend the electrified passenger rail service from Armadale to Byford under Byford Rail Extension. The scope of work also includes construction of a 7.5 km-long electrified dual track narrow gauge rail line, upgrading Armadale station, construction of a new station at Byford and removal of level crossings. The details of the shortlisted proponents are expected to be released in early 2021. Byford Rail Extension will be executed at an estimated investment of AUD481 million and will be financed by the Government of Australia and the state government of Western Australia. Passenger services are expected to begin in 2023.

 

RfPs are issued to decommission and demolish the current Midland Station and construct a new station between Helena and Cale streets under the Midland Station project. The project will develop a third platform for regional passenger trains and extend the electrified rail line to the new Bellevue Depot. The project will be executed at an estimated investment of AUD165 million and will also be financed by the Government of Australia.

 

RfPs are issued to design and construct Level Crossing Removal (LXR) works including commissioning, interconnection with the existing passenger rail line network under the Inner Armadale Line Level Crossing Removal project. The details of the shortlisted proponents are expected to be released in early 2021. The Inner Armadale Line Level Crossing Removal project involves removal six vehicle level crossings on the Armadale Line, a suburban rail line in Perth. The project is expected to improve road safety and modernise existing stations. The state government has allocated AUD415 million for this project in its budget for FY2019-20.

 

(1 AUD [Australian Dollar] = 0.72 USD)