Coleman Rail, a subsidiary of Acciona Geotech, in a consortium with Lend Lease has taken out the contract to eliminate three level crossings and build two train stations for 536 million Australian dollars (about US $380 million) in Australia.
The new contract extends to that achieved by the same consortium in January 2018 for the elimination of level crossings in the Australian state of Victoria for 588 million Australian dollars (US $417 million).
The project now awarded includes the construction of two stations in southeast Melbourne – Cheltenham and Mentone – and more than three kilometers of trails connecting them, new parking spaces and potential residential and commercial development.
The works will contribute to providing a safer separation of the rail traffic from vehicle traffic, reduce road congestion and improve citizens access to homes, shops and the beach of the town, reported Monday Acciona in a statement.
According to the same source, this award represents a new success for Acciona in Australia after the acquisition of the local engineering and construction group Geotech and the creation of Acciona Geotech Holding, an entity that channels the group’s civil works projects in Australian and New Zealand markets.
The railway works contracts obtained by Acciona in the region in the last year and a half exceed US $1.1 billion.