Second Major Contract Locked in for Cross River Rail
27 Aug 2023
The second major contract needed to deliver the Cross River Rail Project has now been locked in with the Alliance Agreement between the Cross River Rail Delivery Authority, Queensland Rail and the UNITY consortium finalised on 25 August 2019.
The Rail, Integration and Systems Alliance will upgrade seven stations, install rail infrastructure in the new tunnel and integrate the Project into the existing network.
The Unity consortium brings together CPB Contractors, UGL, AECOM and Jacobs, and partners HASSEL, RCS Australia, Acmena, Martinus Rail and Wired Overhead Solutions.
The largest contract for the Cross River Rail Project – the Public Private Partnership (PPP), was finalised on July 1 and was awarded to the Pulse consortium.
With these two contracts locked in the project will soon be in full swing, with hundreds of jobs progressively being created to help deliver this once-in-a-generation transformational project which will change forever the way we travel in South East Queensland.
Once operational the Cross River Rail Project will mean increased capacity on the network for more frequent rail services and greater connectivity to other public transport, easing congestion pressure on our major roads as more people choose rail instead.
The Rail, Integration and Systems package is being delivered as an Alliance, where government and the private sector work together as an integrated, collaborative team. It includes the Unity Consortium, the Cross River Rail Delivery Authority and Queensland Rail.
Alliance members will work together to deliver the design, supply and installation of the supporting rail systems to seamlessly integrate Cross River Rail into Queensland Rail’s train network.
The Alliance contract includes a significant upgrade to the Exhibition station, introducing every day rail services to the growing RNA Showgrounds redevelopment precinct and the over 6000 people working at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.
The Rail, Integration and Systems Alliance will also deliver accessibility upgrades to six suburban stations on the Brisbane’s southside.
These upgrades will ensure the stations are modern, accessible and have the capacity needed for when Cross River Rail is operational.