Gold Coast Light Rail – Stage 2

Project Description

In 2016 GoldLinQ announced that CPB Contractors were the preferred design and construction partner for the Gold Coast Light Rail – Stage 2. This stage is 7.3 kilometres long, is dual track and connects the heavy rail at Helensvale to the Stage 1 Light Rail at the Gold Coast University Hospital. The project is estimated to cost about $420 million and was operational for the Commonwealth Games in 2018.

In early 2017, Meadows Consulting P/L was asked to provide survey support to Martinus Rail P/L during the track construction phase. Martinus Rail P/L were engaged by CPB Contractors specifically for the track construction discipline of the project and have been ably supported by us, with track being constructed to tight tolerances.

The 7.3km route consists of ballasted track, embedded track and track slab. The project involved two road and rail interfaces at Napper Road and Olsen Avenue. The project was successfully completed in late 2017.

From all reports the project has been a runaway success and it will provide the area with an efficient, convenient, well patronised public transport system that will service this area of the Gold Coast.

Northwest Rapid Transit (NRT)

Project Description

In June 2016 Meadows Consulting Pty Ltd (MCPL) was engaged to assist the Joint Venture Partners John Holland Pty Ltd and CPB Contractors Pty Ltd on the Northwest Rapid Transit Project.

Our engagement was to provide surveying services in relation to Track and Overhead Wiring construction on the project. Our initial engagement on the project has seen us commence at the stabling facility west of the Cudgegong Road Station precinct known as the Rapid Transit Rail Facility (RTRF). Meadows Consulting Pty Ltd have spent much of 2017 and 2018 working on fixed track on the viaduct.

The project involves the construction of about 23km of new track, some fixed and some ballasted track. The conversion of 13km of existing track between Epping and Chatswood and the construction of 8 new railway stations, namely Cudgegong Road, Rouse Hill, Kellyville, Bella Vista, Norwest, Showground, Castle Hill and Cherrybrook.

The project is estimated to cost $3.7 billion and is due for completion in 2019.

Meadows Consulting Pty Ltd is pleased and proud to be engaged on such a high profile, unique project within the greater Sydney Trains metropolitan area.