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    Sydney Light Rail

    Contract for design, build, finance, operate and maintain a new light rail line (CBD and South East Light Rail) and operate and maintain an existing line (Inner West Light Rail).

    Contract for design, construction, finance, operate and maintain a new light rail line that will have a double track 12-km route (“CBD and South East Light Rail”) and operate and maintain a 13-km existing line (Inner West Light Rail).

    The new infrastructure will have 19 stops, a bridge over Eastern Corridor Highway and a section in a tunnel (cut and cover), Control Centre facilities, garages for light rail trains, substations and other buildings along the line. The project incorporates the relocation of important infrastructure services and an extensive urban regeneration.

    It will run every four minutes during peak hours in the CBD and every eight minutes from Randwick and Kingsford. Each service will carry up to 450 passengers, the equivalent of nine standard buses.

    AIM

    It will be a critical element for Sydney’s public transport system, helping to reduce traffic congestion.

    BENEFIT

    Generating economic activity estimated at AU$4,000 million and the creation of 10,000 jobs.

    AWARDS

    • “Asia-Pacific PPP Deal of the Year 2015”
    • Project Finance International, “Asia Pacific PPP Deal of the year”
    • Finance Asia Achievement Awards, “Best Project Finance Deal” - Australia & New Zealand.

    General information

    Location
    Sydney. Australia
    Contract
    Design, construction, financing, operation and maintenance of the new CSELR (CBD and South East Light Rail) light rail line and operation and maintenance of the existing IWLR (Inner West Light Rail) line for 19.5 years.
    Infrastructure
    The scope of the contract comprises a total of 24.8 km of track. The CSELR line includes 12 km of track, 19 stops, a bridge over the Eastern Distributor motorway, a tunnel under Moore Park, Control Centre facilities, garages for light rail train carriages, a maintenance warehouse and substations and other service buildings along the route. On the other hand, the existing IWLR line is 12.8 km long.
    Estimated completion date
    CSELR line in 2019

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