Our combined team is providing a broad range of services for the project in a three-way design joint venture with Arup and Arcadis. We are working together to deliver the tunnels, civil engineering, structures, mechanical and electrical, rail infrastructure, fire and life safety engineering, security and blast assessment, pedestrian modelling, vertical transportation, specialist lighting, sustainability and digital solutions as well as noise, vibration and acoustics.

Creating an Efficient Transportation System

WSP is playing an integral role in the development of this metro-style rail network which will free up space in the City Loop to run more trains in and out of the city. Key to its success will be reducing construction and operating impacts to local residents, businesses and other stakeholders.

Wayne Bretherton, WSP’s Director of Property & Buildings for ANZ says, “This is an extremely important project for Melbourne. It will improve the capacity of the rail system, its reliability and the passenger experience, while also supporting jobs and economic growth in Victoria. It is the first major rail undertaking in inner-Melbourne since the original City Loop was built in the early 1970s, and it will allow 39,000 more passengers to use the network during peak travel times each day.

“WSP is involved in key aspects of the project, including the design and fitout of the five underground stations and all tunnelling works. We have a huge team working on the early stages of the detailed design phase, which is now ramping up. There is currently a massive push to deliver work packages, particularly those relating to project mobilisation and impact assessments, which need to be done before construction begins.”