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Parramatta Light Rail Civils

Key facts

Year Completed

2020

Value

£400m

Client

CAF

Build Type

New Build

Breeam Rating

n/a

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Stage 1 of the Parramatta Light Rail comprises of 12km dual track alignment, with a mix of on-street and dedicated corridor including 16 station stops. CAF are part of the SOM (Supply Operate and Maintain) contract responsible for the Systems delivery activities, Light Rail Vehicle procurement and Operations & Maintenance once the project transitions from the delivery to operation phase in 2023.

BWB's Rail Civils Team provided peer review and value engineering services to CAF for all the drainage and civil structures on the project, including bridges, OHW supports, retaining structures and stop structures. The construction value of the new structures and modification of existing structures is circa £400M.

As part of the SOM, CAF have design, construction and maintenance liabilities and so BWB's remit was to consider how the designs could be optimized with regard to improving safety and maintenance, but also deliver cost efficiencies in the construction phase.

Key Challenges

Key Structures in the project include:

- Vineyard Creek Underbridge
- Leamington Road Underbridge
- Lennox Bridge
- Retaining Walls, Parramatta
- Parramatta River Underbridge (Camelia)
- Pennant Hills Road Overbridge
- Adderton Road Overbridge
- Kissing Point Road Underbridge
- James Ruse Drive Underbridge
- Bridge Road Underbridge

Key contacts

Neil Jackson

Neil Jackson
Associate Director - Rail Civils
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Stefan Zalega

Stefan Zalega
Group Commercial Director
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