Australia: DB International Win Canberra LRT Tender Award
Deutsche Bahn‘s engineering and consulting subsidiary DB International has been awarded the tender as part of a consortium for the extension of Canberra Light Rail Transit (LRT) system, constructing 13 overground stations over the 12km extension. It is expected to be operational in 2019.
Niko Warbanoff, Chairman of the Board of Management at DB International, said:
“We are extremely happy to expand our activities Down Under. As part of a consortium, we can make a sustained contribution in terms of expertise and ensure that the new Canberra metro operates smoothly.”
The creation of an LRT network has been labelled as high priority by the Austalian Capital Territory Government as part of an economic stimulus drive. The LRT is hoped to increase quality of life in the city.
Other members of the consortium are the Mitsubishi Corporation, Pacific Partnerships, John Holland, CPB Contractors, Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles, the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, and Aberdeen Infrastructure Investments, operating under a public private partnership.