Vic fast rail bids in

<p>Bids are in for the Victorian Regional Fast Rail country works and contracts are expected to be awarded shortly.</p> <p>Tenders have been submitted for the track, civil, signal and train control works for each of the Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo and Latrobe Valley corridor works.</p> <p>The tenders will be assessed by the Rail Projects Group according to criteria including project capability, proposed travel times, management of specific construction issues, overall cost and delivery timing.</p> <p>Tendering of the metropolitan works should occur later this year and all work is scheduled for completion by mid-2005.</p> <br />

$17m Peth contract for BMA and Alstom

<p>Barclay Mowlem Construction subsidiary BMA and Alstom Australia have been awarded a $17m contract to construct a 15.5-km rail extension to Clarkson in north Perth.</p> <p>The contract is for the design and construction of the track, signalling, traction power, control and communications infrastructure and to provide a track connection from Clarkson to a proposed rail servicing depot at Nowergup.</p> <p>The extension to the northern suburbs transit system is expected to increase passenger numbers on this network from 45,000 to 50,000.</p> <br />