Project Description

Client:

ACTivate Consortium (Keolis Downer / Bombardier Transportation / Downer / Plenary Group)

Project Value:

TBA

Project Design:

WSP Parsons Brinkerhoff / Aurecon / Cox Architecture

Capital Metro is Canberra’s light rail project and an important part of the ACT Government’s vision to deliver a truly sustainable and creative city. It is the first stage of a city-wide integrated transport network. The 12 km stage one light rail route will link Canberra’s city centre with the growing suburbs of Gungahlin via Northbourne Avenue and Flemington Road with a 5 km extension to the suburb of Russell.

The works will include:

  • 17 km of light rail track
  • 13 passenger stops
  • Depot building and siding yard
  • Various culverts and bridge structures
  • Signals and catinery wires
  • Associated road works and landscaping works.

WTP was engaged in 2014 by the ACTivate Consortium to provide measurements and pricing for the all aspects of the new light rail to be included in the overall PPP proposal to the ACT Government.

Following the competitive procurement process, the successful industry consortium will be appointed in 2016 with light rail operations commencing in 2019/20.