The Victorian State Government has extended the contract with Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM) to operate Melbourne’s metropolitan passenger rail services for a further 18 months.
The contract extension, awarded by the Victorian government, will begin in November 2024 on similar terms to the existing contract.
UGL is part of the MTM consortium, which has been operating passenger trains in metropolitan Melbourne since 2009.
CIMIC Group Executive Chairman Juan Santamaria said: “For around 14 years, Metro Trains Melbourne has provided the people of Melbourne with a safe and reliable train network. We are pleased to continue to operate and maintain all assets associated with the network, delivering a key part of a the city’s interconnected public transport service.”
UGL Managing Director, Doug Moss said: “We’re delighted the Victorian Government has extended our relationship through the MTM consortium which provides a critical service for residents and visitors in Melbourne.”
Metro Trains Melbourne Metro operates 226 six carriage trains across 998 kilometres of track, transporting 450,000 customers each day.