Sydney Trains has granted a two-year contract extension to two companies in charge of delivering maintenance and logistics services for a section of Sydney’s metropolitan passenger rail fleet.
The extension, effective from July 2019, was awarded to UGL Unipart, which is a 70:30 joint venture between Australian contractors UGL and UK-headquartered Unipart Rail.
The joint venture delivers whole-of-life asset solutions to support highly reliable passenger car fleets. It draws on UGL’s asset management and maintenance capability and intimate knowledge of Sydney’s metropolitan passenger rail fleet.
Over the next two years, the companies are set to provide heavy maintenance and supply chain services to more than 1,050 passenger rail cars.
UGL estimates the extension will generate revenue of approximately $277 million for the company.
UGL Managing Director, Jason Spears, said: “We value our long-standing partnership with Sydney Trains. This extension demonstrates our commitment to working with our customer to achieve their goals of delivering safe and reliable transportation for the travelling public.”
Michael Wright, CEO of CIMIC Group, which acquired UGL in October 2016, also welcomed the extension.
“Extending our contract with Sydney Trains is testament to our leading rail sector expertise and experience. Together we are working to support the development of the Sydney rail network for the benefit of the people of New South Wales, now and into the future,” Mr Wright said.