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Melbourne Metro Rail appointment for Aurecon in AJM Joint Venture

Melbourne Metro

Melbourne, Australia

28 April 2015 -The Aurecon Jacobs Mott MacDonald (AJM) Joint Venture has been appointed as the Technical, Planning and Engagement Advisor for the Melbourne Metro Rail Project, which will transform Melbourne’s rail network by unlocking critically needed capacity and creating an international metro-style rail system.

On 16 February 2015, the Victorian Government announced the establishment of the Melbourne Metro Rail Authority (MMRA), which will oversee planning works, the development of a project reference design and undertake site investigations. The AJM JV will support the MMRA in progressing technical, planning and engagement work for the project with key activities already underway.

The Melbourne Metro Rail Project includes:

  • Two nine-kilometre rail tunnels from South Kensington to South Yarra as part of a new Sunbury to Cranbourne/Pakenham line
  • New underground stations at Arden, Parkville, CBD North, CBD South and Domain
  • Train/tram interchanges at Parkville and Domain
  • Rail tunnel entrances at South Kensington and South Yarra

The Melbourne Metro Rail Project will increase the capacity, reliability and efficiency of Melbourne’s busiest train lines and allow for 20 000 more passengers to use the train network in the peak hour. It will also ease congestion on the busy St Kilda Road/Swanston Street tram corridor and pave the way for further extensions to Melbourne’s train network.

The AJM JV Project Director, Andrew Wapling, said, “This is a fantastic opportunity for Aurecon to play a key role in this city shaping project that will transform Melbourne’s rail network.

The AJM JV has worked on some of the most complex transport projects in Australia and internationally, including London’s CrossRail and Auckland’s City Rail Link, as well as the Southern Cross Station Redevelopment and Sydney’s North West Rail Link.

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