Residents of Australia's second-fastest-growing city, Geelong will soon have access to five train services per hour during peak at Marshall and Waurn Ponds, updated train stations and 5km of shared pedestrian and cycle paths.
As part of the Djilang Alliance, WSP will provide multi-disciplinary design services along with environmental, stakeholder engagement and specialist Indigenous services.
WSP Project Director Jamie Green says, "WSP has a longstanding commitment to improving regional rail to connect our cities for the future. We are currently involved in the delivery of Stage 1 of the Warrnambool Line Upgrade as well as previously designing the Regional Rail Link from Footscray to Deer Park.
"We look forward to working with our consortium partners on the next stage of this important Regional Rail Revival project and continue to assist Victoria to design a resilient rail network to support the fast-growing population in the coming years and well into the future."
The Geelong Line usage has tripled since the opening of the Regional Rail Link. With a population expected to grow by almost fifty percent in the next 30 years, having more frequent and reliable public transport is crucial to support the city's growth.
The project is part of the staged upgrade of the Geelong Line, with other packages including upgrades to Waurn Ponds Station and delivery of a new train maintenance and stabling facility at Waurn Ponds.
Contract award is expected by mid-2022, with construction targeted to start in late 2022 and completion by late 2024.
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