Bigger trains for a better Melbourne

Forming part of the $2.3b High Capacity Trains Project PPP, Hansen Yuncken is constructing 25,000m2 of buildings to house Victoria’s brand new fleet of high capacity metro trains. The project will deliver the largest extension to the rail system in Melbourne in over 50 years, and consist of integrated testing, maintenance, bio-washing and other specialist buildings.

Awarded the Managing Contract in mid-2017, works include the delivery of buildings, integrated services and fit-out as well as significant coordination and integration with specialist contractors involved with the rail infrastructure delivery.

Working in and amongst Downer’s civil and rail installation works, complexity lies in the integrated work sequencing and site safety management as well as access co-ordination. This is managed through proactive communication with all stakeholders to ensure maximum efficiency and alignment with project program.

Spanning the size of 67 Olympic swimming pools, the various buildings will provide ancillary support for the upkeep, maintenance and operation of the 65 trains. Each train measuring 160m long and catering for up to 1,100 passengers. As the busiest line on the network, the Cranbourne-Pakenham line along with this project will increase the capacity on the line into the future and deliver the State of Victoria’s objective of delivering a world-class public transport network.

Hansen Yuncken is on track to deliver this exciting project to Downer and the State of Victoria by late 2018 and proud to be contributing to the future growth of Victoria.

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