Laing O’Rourke and John Holland awarded $240m station contract

Credit: Laing O’Rourke.
Credit: Laing O’Rourke.
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A joint venture between Laing O’Rourke and John Holland has been given a $240 million contract to upgrade Sydenham station in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

The project will see Sydenham station upgraded to be able to operate as part of the city’s new metro system – Australia’s largest public transport infrastructure project.

Signalling works, utility relocations and the installation of new train control systems is included in the deal, with work expected to begin in 2018.

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John Holland CEO Joe Barr said: “The Sydenham upgrade project will help support economic and social development in Sydney, and improve the ease with which people move around in their day-to-day lives.

“We have already been chosen to work with the government on the new harbour rail crossing for Sydney Metro City and Southwest.

“More than 100 people will be employed on the project, creating jobs and opportunities on the southern fringe of Sydney’s CBD.”

Laing O’Rourke’s Australia hub managing director Cathal O’Rourke added: “We are currently engaged on a number of projects across the Sydney trains network, all of which are delivering an improved experience for commuters.

“This city-shaping project is a critical part of the transformation of the overall Sydney Metro project, and the key meeting point of the new Sydney Metro and existing Sydney trains networks.”