The $1.176b contract to design, construct and maintain the Forrestfield-Airport Link in Perth has been awarded to SINRW, a joint venture between Italian company Salini Impregilo and local company NRW Pty Ltd.
The contract is to build the 8km of rail tunnels and 3 stations for the Forrestfield Line, as well as maintain the tunnel and civil structures for 10 years following completion.
Premier Colin Barnett confirmed that a recent payment of $490m from the Federal Government will help support the project.
The rail line will tunnel underground from a junction near Bayswater Station, under the Swan River and the airport, and out to Forrestfield.
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Construction begins on $1.96bn Forrestfield-Airport Link project in WA
The first sod has been turned at the future site of Forrestfield Station to signal the beginning of construction on the $1.96 billion Forrestfield-Airport Link (FAL) in Perth. According to Premier Colin Barnett, FAL is a vital rail corridor which links Perth’s eastern suburbs to the CBD.