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Victoria’s Regional Rail Link Project honoured again

Victoria's Regional Rail Link Project wins two major awards.

Victoria's Regional Rail Link Project wins two major awards.The multi-billion dollar, Regional Rail Link (RRL) project has taken out two more major awards after winning Infrastructure Australia’s Infrastructure Project of the Year in 2014.

In April RRL took out the 2015 Gold Quill Award for Excellence in Community Relations for their work during nine major rail closures undertaken over the course of the five-year project.

RRL also took out the Australian Construction Achievement Award 2015. Awarded by the Australian Constructors Association and Engineers Australia.

RRL is the largest public transport infrastructure project ever undertaken in Victoria, with 90 kilometres of new track, new and upgraded stations, major bridge works and two level crossing removals.

The project provides dedicated tracks for regional trains from Melbourne to Geelong, Ballarat and Bendigo, boosting the capacity and reliability of services from these major regional centres.

By getting regional trains off metropolitan tracks, the project also enables more frequent and reliable Metro services in Melbourne’s growing west.

The project was completed ahead of time and under budget, with the final cost of the project recently confirmed as $3.6 billion.

Regional Rail Link CEO, Allen Garner was pleased with the project’s outcome.

“This win is a testament to the terrific work undertaken by our construction partners in delivering a massive public transport infrastructure job on time and under budget,” he said.

Geelong services through Wyndham Vale and Tarneit will begin using the new Regional Rail Link tracks on 21 June 2015.

Regional Rail Link project partners included: AECOM, Balfour Beatty, Coleman Rail, Downer, GHD, John Holland, Jacobs, Leighton, Lend Lease, Metro Trains Melbourne, Parsons Brinkerhoff, RPS, Thiess, UGL, V/Line and the Regional Rail Link Authority.

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