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Shortlisted tenderers announced for Parramatta Light Rail


Posted by Monica Gameng

New South Wales’ Parramatta Light Rail project is progressing well with five consortia comprising of light rail builders and operators already shortlisted for Stage 1.

Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance has announced a shortlist of bidders – including Australian and international light rail companies – for two major contracts.

“This project will create thousands of jobs for the local community, and light rail will revolutionise the way people move around the Parramatta region.

“The world’s best light rail organisations are lining up to be part of this major infrastructure project, and we are moving as fast as possible with procurement of these contracts to ensure they are both awarded before the end of 2018,” Mr Constance said.

The two major contracts and shortlisted companies for Stage 1 are:

A formal proposal will now be asked from the shortlisted bidders, with the contracts expected to be awarded in 2018.

The first stage of the Parramatta Light Rail will be connecting Westmead to Carlingford via Parramatta CBD with a 12-kilometre two-way track.

Construction is expected to commence in 2018 and be completed in 2023.

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Source: Transport for NSW and Parramatta Light Rail

Monica Gameng

Monica Gameng

As PlantMiner's Marketing Assistant since 2015, Monica is responsible for researching and sharing new and progressing projects within the construction and mining sectors in Australia. It's no surprise that Monica has her finger on the pulse of Australian major projects given she has produced more than 1000 posts. She truly is an industry expert. Monica's passion for educating and inspiring readers saw the PlantMiner blog recognised by Feedspot as one of the Best Australian Construction Blogs in 2018 and 2019. PlantMiner is Australia's largest online construction marketplace. Sign up as a vendor to find and engage with civil and commercial contractors across Australia. Alternatively, if you're looking for plant and equipment you can compare equipment and subcontractor quotes from vendors near you in just a few steps.