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The contract was awarded to Coleman Rail, a subsidiary of ACCIONA Geotech.

ACCIONA’s Coleman Rail business has been awarded the Southern Program Alliance – a level crossing removal project in Victoria that will help transform the way people live, work and travel around the south-eastern Melbourne suburbs surrounding the Frankston rail line.

Coleman Rail will bring design and construction excellence to the project in partnership with the Level Crossing Removal Authority, Metro Trains Melbourne, Lendlease and WSP.

The local community will benefit from the removal of several level crossings in Carrum and Seaford, and construction of a new train stabling facility at Kananook.

In Carrum, the completion of the initial works package will reconfigure the local road network, provide a modern new Carrum train station and revitalise Carrum village.

Seaford will also benefit from revitalisations of RF Miles Reserve and improvements for walking and cycling.

These projects will provide safer separation of trains from traffic, reduce congestion, and improve access to houses, shops and the foreshore.

Bede Noonan, ACCIONA Geotech’s Managing Director, said: “This is an important project that will bring a new lease of life to Carrum and Seaford. We’re very much looking forward to getting started, and helping deliver a lasting legacy of urban renewal.”

“During the delivery phase our highly-experienced team will focus on minimising disruption to the local community through working closely with local stakeholders throughout the process.”

The program alliance will allow additional works packages to be delivered to remove further level crossings over the coming years.

Coleman Rail is a construction contractor specialising in metro, freight, heavy haul and light rail infrastructure. The company has specialist design and construction expertise covering almost all of the individual components that collectively make up a network’s fixed rail infrastructure.