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Jacobs Selected Under $195M Rail Network Project to Upgrade Critical Infrastructure; Patrick Hill, Steve Butcher Quoted

Jacobs (NYSE: J) and John Holland, an Australian rail group, will partner to deliver design and construction services to Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) under the approximate two-year, $195 million More Trains, More Services – North Works Package project, Jacobs announced Tuesday.

"Sydney is home to one of the largest commuter rail networks in Australia," said Jacobs People & Places Solutions senior vice president Global Operations Patrick Hill. "We're pleased to be working with TfNSW and John Holland to help modernize the network, supporting new train technologies and transforming the travel experience of train customers for the better."

Under the project, Jacobs will help upgrade critical infrastructure along the T4 Illawarra, T8 Airport and South Coast lines. The company will support the launch of suburban and intercity trains. Jacobs will deliver rail design and construction support services for the project.

The new railways will remove bottlenecks and increase the reliability and frequency of services for customers. The More Services program will modernize Sydney's rail network and integrate innovative technology to transform the rail network and simplify travel. 

"We have a proud history of working with the NSW Government to deliver world-class rail projects across the state," said John Holland executive general manager Steve Butcher. "We're thrilled to partner with Jacobs on this project, which will deliver hundreds of new jobs, supporting communities and the economy at this critical time."

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