French.china.org.cn | Updated on 20-07-2019
French group Vinci Construction announced on Friday in a statement that it has signed a 970m-euro contract to build an extension of the City Rail Link railway line in Auckland, New Zealand.
The contract was won by the Link Alliance consortium, including Vinci Construction Grands Projets (agent) and Soletanche Bachy International, subsidiaries of Vinci Construction and their Downer partner, as well as designers Aecom, WSP-Opus and Tonkin & Taylor. ,
The contract covers the design and construction of a 3.45km extension of a railway line, including a 3.2km tunnel, to connect the existing Britomart and Mount Eden stations: "On the route, three new stations will be built, two of them underground and the tunnels will be built a 7.18-meter earth-tunnel drilling machine, "Vinci said.
The contract is of the Alliance type, linking the designer-builder group and the customer, City Rail Link Limited, to one team to complete the project planned for delivery by 2024.
With a total cost of $ 4,419 billion, or € 2,558 billion, the City Rail Link project will double the number of people who can travel to the center of Auckland in less than 30 minutes. said Vinci, adding that this new train line would be designed to accommodate "54,000 passengers per hour at peak hours, which is equal to the capacity of two highways twice four times."
"This project illustrates Vinci Construction's ability to support large cities in the implementation of their urban mobility and public transport projects, as in France, Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Doha and other countries. again in Virginia (USA) and Ottawa (Canada), with the recent contract for the design and construction of LRT, "explained the construction group. end
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