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The Palaszczuk Government has announced the companies that will build the transformational EUR3.42 bn (AUD5.4 bn) Cross River Rail Project in Brisbane. The 10.2 km rail line will run from Dutton Park to Bowen Hills, with a 5.9 km twin tunnel under the Brisbane River and CBD, 4 new underground stations at Boggo Road, Woolloongabba, Albert Street and Roma Street and upgrades to Dutton Park and Exhibition stations.


The PULSE consortium, led by CIMIC Group companies, Pacific Partnerships, CPB Contractors, and UGL with international partners DIF, BAM and Ghella secured the contract for the Tunnel, Stations and Development (TSD) public private partnership, will deliver the underground section of the project, including the tunnel from Dutton Park to Normanby and the construction of four new, state-of-the-art underground stations at Boggo Road, Woolloongabba, Albert Street and Roma Street. The TSD will also provide a property development opportunity above Albert Street station.


UNITY Alliance with CPB Contractors, UGL, AECOM and Jacobs with  partners HASSELL, RCS Australia, Acmena, Martinus Rail and Wired Overhead Solutions secured the contract for  the Rail, Integration and Systems (RIS) alliance; Hitachi Rail STS secured the contract for the European Train Control System (ETCS), a new signalling system.







Zitrón has been appointed by the CBGU Design and Construction Joint Venture (CPB Contractors, Royal BAM Group nv, Ghella, UGL) to design and manufacture the tunnel ventilation axial fans for the Cross River Rail Project (CRR) in Brisbane. The project comprises a new 10.2-km rail line from Dutton Park to Bowen Hills, that includes 5.9 km of twin tunnels under the Brisbane River and CBD.   

The axial fans that will be supplied under the contract will be manufactured and subjected to comprehensive testing at the new production facility currently being built by Zitron Australia in Perth.   

This new state of the art facility will be fully operational by January 2022. It will increase fan production capacity to meet growing demand and will allow for the testing of fans to the highest standards, thereby providing the validation of fan performance parameters demanded by our customers.   

The awarding of the CRR project reinforces Zitrón’s industry leadership and strong commitment to the Australian rail sector. Zitron fans are currently driving the ventilation systems providing a safe operating environment for the workers and users of underground infrastructures in all major Australian cities: Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. For further on the projects click here and au/37. Visit https://zitron.com/. 37/21.