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Ferrovial wins US high speed rail contract

Rail

Ferrovial Agroman has been awarded a $442M (£312M) design and build contract for the California High Speed Rail project.

The contract, awarded by the California High-Speed Rail Authority, involves the design and construction of a 35km section of the high speed railway line located in the Central Valley.

The new line will form part of the 161km central section of the railway, connecting Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Works will include retained fill and aerial sections of the alignment, relocation of 6km of existing line, construction of waterway and wildlife crossings, roadway reconstruction and relocation of gas, power and communication networks.

Work is scheduled to be completed in 2018.

By 2029, the line is expected to connect Los Angeles and San Francisco at speeds of over 320km/hour. The network is also set to be extended to Sacramento and San Diego, measuring 1,300km in length, with 24 stations.

Last year, Jacobs was awarded a contract to provide design services for a 105km section of the rail line towards Kern County.

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