CPB selected for Melbourne Airport Rail final proposal phase

September 27, 2022
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CPB Contractors, a member of the CIMIC Group, has been selected by the Victorian Government as part of the preferred consortium to deliver a major works package for the Melbourne Airport Rail project.

CPB Contractors, in a joint venture with John Holland Group and Alliance partners AECOM, Alstom, KBR, Metro Trains Melbourne, V/Line and Rail Projects Victoria, has formed the Sunshine Systems Alliance and will soon begin works to deliver the first major package of works for the Melbourne Airport Rail project.

The Melbourne Airport Rail will provide passengers with an around 30-minute trip between the airport and Melbourne’s CBD and will facilitate connections to the regional and metropolitan rail network.

CIMIC Group Executive Chairman Juan Santamaria said: “We are excited to have the opportunity to contribute our infrastructure expertise to the Melbourne Airport Rail project, which is a transformative project for Victoria, providing the first connection between Melbourne Airport and the state’s regional and metropolitan train network. This is city-shaping infrastructure that will generate significant economic benefits for the people of Victoria.”

CPB Contractors Managing Director Jason Spears said: “Our teams in Victoria have demonstrated significant rail expertise on brownfield projects such as the Melbourne Metro Tunnel Project’s Rail Network Alliance and the Caulfield to Dandenong level crossings removal project. Our people are experts in construction and are committed to ensuring Melbourne Airport Rail is delivered safely, to schedule and with minimum disruption to local communities.”

The scope of works includes major improvements to Sunshine Station including a new, accessible second pedestrian concourse, a new forecourt area and carpark improvements to Albion Station, construction of an elevated flyover at Albion separating airport trains from metropolitan and regional services, relocation and implementation of rail systems, modifications to substations, and protection of existing utilities and services.

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