Jacobs to Help Modernize Sydney Rail Network
DALLAS, July 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Jacobs (NYSE:J) and Australian rail group John Holland will deliver design and construction services to Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) for the More Trains, More Services - North Works Package project.
The project will upgrade critical infrastructure along the T4 Illawarra, T8 Airport and South Coast lines between Central and Hurstville in Sydney, supporting the roll out of new suburban and intercity trains, removing bottlenecks and increasing the reliability and frequency of services for Sydney rail customers. Jacobs will deliver rail design and construction support services for the project.
TfNSW estimates the project is worth approximately $195 million (AUD $300 million) and expects construction to begin in mid-2020, well ahead of service improvements planned for late 2022.
"Sydney is home to one of the largest commuter rail networks in Australia," said Jacobs People & Places Solutions Senior Vice President Global Operations Patrick Hill. "We're pleased to be working with TfNSW and John Holland to help modernize the network, supporting new train technologies and transforming the travel experience of train customers for the better."
Over the next 10 years, the New South Wales Government's More Trains, More Services program will modernize Sydney's rail network and roll out world class technology to transform the rail network and provide customers with more reliable, high capacity train services.
"We have a proud history of working with the NSW Government to deliver world-class rail projects across the state," said John Holland Executive General Manager Steve Butcher. "We're thrilled to partner with Jacobs on this project, which will deliver hundreds of new jobs, supporting communities and the economy at this critical time."
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