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Webuild Oversees Track-Laying for Forrestfield-Airport Link Project in Perth

Infra News - Published on Thu, 06 Aug 2020

Image Source: Webuild Forrestfield Airport Link
Webuild’s Forrestfield-Airport Link project in Perth in Australia has achieved a milestone with the laying of the first kilometre of track along the metro rail transit line, designed to encourage people from the eastern suburbs to travel to the city centre without their cars, reducing traffic and harmful emissions. The new line also includes a new station at Perth Airport, providing a convenient public transport connection for airport passengers and employees. Workers laid the first kilometre of track near the Redcliffe Station, following the completion of tunnelling in April. The project will use 2,400 tonnes of Australian steel for the track and support more than 100 additional jobs for the laying of the track and other rail infrastructure work.

Webuild and its local joint-venture partner, NRW, will have Australian company Martinus Rail lay around 40 kilometres of rail that is needed to form the track in each tunnel and connections near the city centre.

Work is also underway to prepare for the installation of the overhead line equipment and the complex systems for communications and signalling.

Once completed, the 8.5-kilometre-long Forrestfield-Airport Link will allow residents to commute between the eastern suburbs and the centre in 20 minutes, each way, versus 45 minutes by car. By encouraging them to leave their cars at home, the service is expected to transport 20,000 passenger trips per day by 2022, potentially take 15,000 vehicles off the roads every day and reduce CO2 emissions.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Thu, 06 Aug 2020
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