Costing Australian passenger rail projects 2000-2012: how much did we pay and what did we get?

Between 2000-2012, 28 major urban passenger rail projects were constructed in Australia, at a cost of approximately A$8.8 billion. The projects represented in this paper includes heavy rail and light rail projects constructed in Australian capital cities between 2000 and 2012 involving the construction of new rail lines and extension, amplification and electrification of existing rail lines. The data collected in the survey has been scaled up to constant 2012 dollars and further analysed to develop indicative construction cost profiles for certain kinds of rail projects, along with a discussion of the various risks and circumstances associated with the inception, development and delivery of these projects. This is the only known Australian survey examining the finished costs of urban rail infrastructure projects and represents an important piece of research into the costs of public transport infrastructure provision in Australia.

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  • Pagination: 14p. ; PDF
  • Monograph Title: Rail - the core of integrated transport: CORE 2012: conference on railway engineering, 7-10 September 2012, Perth, Western Australia

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  • Accession Number: 01532176
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 29 2014 11:59AM