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Design contract approved for Central Valley rail stations in California

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The board of administrators of the California Excessive-Velocity Rail Authority within the US has permitted the design and help providers contract for Central Valley stations.

This contract has been awarded for the Merced, Fresno, Kings/Tulare, and Bakersfield stations, which shall be utilized by passengers on the preliminary 171-mile part.

Foster + Companions and Arup (F+P Arup) obtained a station design contract value round $35m for the primary of two individually funded phases.

The primary will embody the development of the design work on the 4 station websites, together with the dedication of right-of-way and utility relocation necessities obligatory for building.

This part is predicted to be accomplished in 30 months.

The second will cowl the development to last design and construction-ready paperwork, building help, and commissioning.

California Excessive-Velocity Rail Authority chairman Tom Richards mentioned: “The primary 4 Central Valley high-speed rail stations are one step nearer to actuality.

“Excessive-speed rail stations will rework cities, spur financial growth, and create group hubs inside the coronary heart of our state.”

With greater than 30 energetic job websites, the California high-speed rail undertaking is presently below building alongside 119 miles in Central Valley.

The authority additionally began advancing design work on the alignment for the enlargement of labor north into Merced and south into Bakersfield.

Earlier this month, the authority introduced it’s searching for $67m in new federal funds to advance key security upgrades alongside the railway line within the Central Valley.

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