John Holland and Downer EDI has been announced as winners of the tenders for NSW's New Intercity Fleet Project.
New Intercity Fleet Project is NSW's new fleet of trains for long distance intercity services project. The contract to build and maintain the 512 new train carriages was awarded to RailConnect.
John Holland has been awarded the design and construction contract for a new train maintenance facility in Kangy Angy on the Central Coast servicing the new fleet and include amenities, offices, parking and ancillary buildings. Works on the maintenance facility are expected to begin in early 2018.
“The project is expected to generate 300 jobs on the Central Coast, including local apprenticeships, during the construction and maintenance term and 200 jobs ongoing,” said Central Coast Parliamentary Secretary Scott MacDonald MLC.
The new maintenance facility will allow for the new fleet of Intercity trains to move seamlessly onto the network, replacing the old V-sets and providing for an easier, more reliable journey for commuters travelling from Sydney to the South Coast, Blue Mountains, Central Coast and Newcastle.
Downer EDI landed the contract to deliver station and signal modifications across the suburban and Intercity network for the New Intercity Fleet.
“Work will get underway early next year and where possible it will be completed as part of the existing rail maintenance schedule and track work weekends so we can minimise the impact on our customers,” said a spokesperson for Transport for NSW.
“These are new state-of-the-art trains and as with any new technology, we need to make some minor modifications to the stations and signals across the network which will include platform extensions, overhead wiring adjustments and train location technology.”
The 512 new trains will include a two-by-two seat layout, wider seats with arm rests and more space. There will be charging stations for each seat, digital screens, air conditioning, CCTV and passenger intercoms. Included will also be dedicated space for luggage, prams, bicycles, wheelchairs, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.
The first of the double deck trains will be delivered in 2019 and the rest of the fleet will progressively follow.
The initial tenders for the New Intercity Fleet Project were released in 2016. Australian Tenders has all the related tenders listings for the New Intercity Fleet. View the tenders here.
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