DALLAS, Sept. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC), as part of the Aurecon Jacobs Mott MacDonald Joint Venture (AJM JV), has been appointed as technical advisor to Rail Projects Victoria (previously the Melbourne Metro Rail Authority) for the Victorian Rail Infrastructure Program (VRIP).
VRIP will investigate a range of options, including the development of new demand corridors – such as Melbourne Airport Rail Link – faster rail to the regions, integrated corridor planning, electrification to growth areas and dedicated rolling stock capable of speeds much quicker than any currently operating in the state of Victoria.
"Alongside Rail Projects Victoria, Jacobs is already helping improve connectivity and livelihoods for the traveling public – and this new appointment creates an opportunity for our team to help shape the next decade of improvements across the rail network," said Jacobs Buildings, Infrastructure and Advanced Facilities Senior Vice President Patrick Hill. "This is a major piece of strategic planning and design work with the Victorian Government, unlocking the economic potential of the State while also providing a strong foundation of our business for many years to come."
VRIP will build on the successful work undertaken by Jacobs, in partnership with Aurecon and Mott MacDonald, during the past 3 1/2 years on the Ballarat Line Upgrade, the Regional Rail Revival in Victoria and the Melbourne Metro Tunnel Project – the latter which will begin hosting some of Melbourne's busiest train lines to free up capacity to carry more than half a million additional passengers per week and provide time savings for commuters.
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