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The three consortia Forrestfield Connect (ACCIONA Infrastructure, BAM International and Ferrovial Agroman), JHL JV (John Holland and Leighton Contractors) and SI-NRW JV (Salini Impregilo and NRW) have been shortlisted to go to the next stage of the tender process to design and construct the $2 billion Forrestfield-Airport Link. Each consortium will be invited to respond to a Request for Proposal (RFP) in June for the project to develop fully-costed proposals. The project is on track for a contract to be awarded to the successful bidder in mid-2016. The 8.5 km-long rail extension branches off the Midland Line, just east of Bayswater Station. The project will include two rail tunnels bored underground from Bayswater, beneath the Swan River and Perth Airport, and three stations, Airport West, Consolidated Airport and Forrestfield. Visit http://www.mediastatements.wa.gov.au/Pages/StatementDetails.aspx?listName=StatementsBarnett&StatId=9393. 24/15.