Lendlease, who delivered stage 1 of the Gawler Rail Line electrification, has been given the nod by the South Australian Government to deliver Stage 2 of the project.
Lendlease is currently delivering stage one of the Gawler Rail Line electrification project between Adelaide and Salisbury. Stage 2 of the project will upgrade the rail line between Salisbury and Gawler.
The scope of stage 2 includes a new electricity feeder station in Kilburn, the electrification of the Dry Creek railcar depot, fencing along the rail corridor for improved safety and pedestrian level-crossing enhancements.
Lendlease CEO Engineering and Services Craig Laslett spoke about being awarded stage 2 of the project.
“We look forward to contributing our rail expertise to modernise Adelaide’s rail network, ultimately delivery a better passenger experience on the city’s busiest rail line,”
“We have a long history working in South Australia and this project will allow us to further extend our support of local workers and local industry through initiatives such as our NorthHub employment and training facility.”
Lendlease has flagged that the projects will support 135 construction jobs during construction.
Stage 2 of the Gawler Rail Line electrification has been funded by a $220 million grant from the South Australian Government.
South Australian Premier Steven Marshall has spoken about the significance of this project for South Australia.
“The Gawler line is one of Adelaide’s busiest, enabling around five million passenger journeys each year and that number has been steadily increasing for the past decade,” said Premier Marshall.
“This major project will deliver faster, safer and more reliable rail services for the northern suburbs which, we hope, will encourage more people to leave the car at home and take public transport.”
Source: Government of South Australia, Lendlease, Roads and Infrastructure Online, News Corp