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Glenfield Junction Alliance wins Railway Project of the Year

<span class="" id="parent-fieldname-description"> The Glenfield Junction Alliance has won the 2014 Railway Project of the Year Award by the Railway Technical Society of Australasia (RTSA). </span> <p>The Glenfield Junction Alliance comprising Transport for NSW, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Bouygues Travaux Publics and John Holland has been recognised for its work on the Glenfield Junction project, which formed a critical part of the South West Rail Link Glenfield Transport Interchange project.</p><p>The Glenfield Junction project included a rebuild of Glenfield station. The station facilitates interchange between the rail lines and provides various improvements, including an upgraded rail/bus interchange grade-separated northern and southern flyovers upgraded platforms and platform canopies a multi-story commuter car park covered bus stops and taxi stands a covered walkway and an expanded rail corridor.</p><p>The station and rail/bus interchange were completed and opened for service in September 2012&mdashfour months ahead of schedule. Delivery within this short timeframe was impressive, since the alliance had to overcome the challenge of working within a live passenger and freight rail corridor with highly restricted site geography that required interfacing with the Southern Sydney Freight Line, an ethane gas pipeline, a nearby waste landfill, a floodplain, and protected forest areas. In addition, GJA was granted only four weekend track possessions a year.&nbsp</p><p>The RTSA Railway Project Award recognises achievements in the railway industry and&nbspconsiders issues such as project contribution, originality and engineering capability and&nbspcomplexity.</p><p>Mike Jenkins, chair of the alliance leadership team said it was a great honour for Glenfield Junction Alliance to receive such a prestigious award from the preeminent industry group for rail in Australasia.</p><p>“The alliance has been recognised for successful design and construction of three major&nbspstructures, in a live railway environment, which was delivered on-time and on-budget,” Jenkins said, adding that the project had zero rail reliability incidents with 9980 customers&nbspthrough the station each weekday.</p><p>The awards ceremony took place at the CORE Gala Dinner in Adelaide on May 7.</p><p>The award follows on from project recognition received last year when the alliance won the&nbspEngineers Australia 2013 Sydney Division award, for Infrastructure Project of the Year.</p><div>&nbsp