Combined road and rail project delivered under an alliance framework: Darra to Springfield

The Darra to Springfield Transport Corridor (DSTC) project is the first major integrated road and rail project for South East Queensland. It will deliver 14km of new passenger rail line and 10km of four lane motorway to service the large growing western corridor region. The project is being delivered under a program alliance contract model. There are significant advantages in adopting the program alliance delivery model. These include resolution of differing road and rail design and construction standards and also the ability to optimise the scope and design to mitigate construction, operational and maintenance safety hazards. Particular challenges to the project include integration of a 120km/h railway alignment through two major motorway interchanges, provision of motorway on and off ramps across the rail corridor and the provision of pedestrian and cycling access along the corridor and at stations. The project interfaces with another major rail project and two other road projects all being delivered under alliance contract models. This paper details the design development processes, problems encountered and how these were resolved. It also highlights how opportunities were created and progressed through the alliance process. (a) For the covering entry of this conference, please see ITRD abstract no. E218118.


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Media Info

  • Pagination: 14P
  • Monograph Title: Rail: the core of integrated transport: CORE 2008: conference on railway engineering, 7-10 September 2008, Perth, Western Australia

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  • Accession Number: 01143930
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Nov 16 2009 12:14PM