Rail­way link ten­der open

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Perth Airport -

EX­PRES­SIONS of in­ter­est for the For­rest­field-Air­port Link con­struc­tion pack­age are open un­til March 12.

The link will be built as a sin­gle de­sign and con­struct pack­age, with the con­tract to be awarded next year.

The $2 bil­lion project at­tracted more than 200 rep­re­sen­ta­tives to an in­dus­try brief­ing.

“It was clear from the level of in­ter­est in the brief­ing that the at­ten­dees recog­nised the ground-break­ing na­ture of this project,” Trans­port Min­is­ter Dean Nalder said.

It will cre­ate a new rail cor­ri­dor to Perth’s east, and connect the city to Perth Air­port by 2020.

The aim is to cre­ate a 20-minute rail jour­ney with sta­tions at Red­cliffe, known as Air­port West, Perth Air­port, called Con­sol­i­dated Air­port, and a sta­tion at For­rest­field.

The new For­rest­field line will spur off the ex­ist­ing Mid­land line near Bayswa­ter and run un­der­ground for 8km in twin-bored tun­nels be­neath the Swan River and Perth Air­port.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit the Ten­ders WA and For­rest­field­Air­port Link web­sites.

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