Transport for tomorrow partnership awarded $250M rail contract

A $250 million contract to deliver the South Works Package, for the next stage of the NSW Government’s ‘More Trains More Services’ program, has been awarded to the Transport for tomorrow partnership.

Laing O’Rourke and KBR make up the partnership which will upgrade the T4 Eastern Suburbs and Illawarra Line and the South Coast Line.

Laing O’Rourke Australia Managing Director Cathal O’Rourke welcomed the opportunity to work with Transport for NSW again.

“We are delighted to once again partner with Transport for NSW to deliver another piece of vital rail infrastructure for NSW,” Mr. O’Rourke said.

The South Works Package is expected to provide a number of jobs in areas along the South Coast. This is hoped to give people an opportunity to work close to home.

Transport for Tomorrow has also committed to an Infrastructure Skills Legacy Program to provide local workers and suppliers with the opportunity to gain experience on large projects.

Wayne Nolan, Vice President, Infrastructure Services Australia at KBR said he was looking forward to working with Laing O’Rourke to support Transport for NSW as it upgrades Sydney’s heavy rail network.

“We are fully committed to the successful delivery of MTMS Stage 2. We will bring together our local expertise, digital solutions, and best practice experience from similar programs of works elsewhere in Australia to deliver these services. The team is dedicated to delivering solutions and services that enhance our society,” Mr. Nolan said.

The upgrades are expected to take around two years to deliver.

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