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John Holland wins $227M Sydney Metro contract

John Holland has won a $227 million contract to upgrade the 125-year-old rail line between Bankstown and Sydenham, to accommodate Sydney Metro services.

The project will include upgrading 15 bridges, installing safety protection screens, and improving the retaining walls, culverts and track drainage.

John Holland will provide rail corridor fencing and segregate the existing freight line from the new driverless metro tracks.

Rail systems, signalling and overhead wiring will also be upgraded as part of the project.

The contract is part of the company’s existing joint venture with Laing O’Rourke.

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John Holland Executive General Manager Rail Steve Butcher said the project would transform rail services for commuters.

“When complete, customers will be able to enjoy more services, safer stations and a world-class level of customer service,” Butcher said.

“Sydney Metro is transforming transport for Sydneysiders, and our team is excited to start work on the next phase of this incredible project.”

John Holland Executive General Manager Infrastructure Andrew English said the project will build on a long partnership between John Holland and Sydney Metro.

“We are proud to be entrusted with this key upgrade project for Sydney Metro, building on the great work completed by our teams on Sydney Metro Northwest, the City & Southwest under-harbour tunnels, and the Sydenham Station and Junction project,” English said.

The construction company is also currently upgrading Sydenham Station and Junction, the Sydney Metro City & Southwest tunnels, Sydney Metro Waterloo Station and Integrated Station Development and is part of the consortium that operates services on Sydney Metro Northwest.

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