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Jacobs Alliance to Deliver Services for Major Australian Rail Infrastructure Project

January 23, 2020 GMT
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DALLAS, Jan. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Jacobs (NYSE:J), as part of the Unity Alliance, has been selected by the Queensland Government to deliver the rail, integration and systems work package for the Cross River Rail project in Brisbane, Australia.

Jacobs, in conjunction with Alliance participants CPB Contractors, UGL and AECOM, will deliver the package which includes the design and reconfiguration of the rail network at either end of the new cross city tunnels, supply and installation of supporting rail systems, integration of Cross River Rail into Queensland Rail’s existing network and completion of seven station upgrades.

“This appointment creates an opportunity for Jacobs and the other Alliance participants to help address current mobility challenges in Australia’s third largest city,” said Jacobs People & Places Solutions Senior Vice President of Operations Patrick Hill. “The project will provide a vital second river crossing for the rail network, significantly easing existing capacity constraints across the network, facilitating social and economic growth and development in the region, further positioning Brisbane as a city for the future.”

The new 6.3-mile (10.2-kilometer) rail line will run from Dutton Park in Brisbane’s inner south to Bowen Hills in the inner north and include 3.6 miles (5.9 kilometers) of tunnel under the Brisbane River and Central Business District. Extensive early work has already been completed with construction now underway. The Queensland Government is investing $3.8 billion (AU$5.4 billion) toward the delivery of the project.

“Demand for rail services in South East Queensland is expected to triple by 2036,” said Cross River Rail Delivery Authority CEO Graeme Newton. “This project creates the capacity needed in the future to meet increased demand and ensure public transport becomes a more viable and popular mode of travel. It will unlock the bottleneck at the core of our network, allowing more trains to run more often, enabling a turn-up-and-go-transport system for the whole region.”

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