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Warrnambool train line gets an upgrade

The warrnambool train line will receive $114 million in upgrades to the track, signalling and 20 level crossings supplied by the Andrews Labor Government’s Regional Rail Revival package. The upgrades will cut up trip time between Melbourne and Warrnambool by 20 minutes. The Andrews Labor Government’s Regional Rail Revival will upgrade track, signalling and more […]

Tender: rail infrastructure development

Melbourne Metro Rail Authority (VIC) is seeking tenders to connect a new rail tunnel to the existing surface network in order to create the new Sunshine-Dandenong Line and additional track, power, wayside signalling and overhead line equipment (OHLE) works on the new Sunshine-Dandenong Line.   Submissions close 1 September 2017.

Contract awarded for Adelaide’s Tram Extension

Night works for the City Tram Extension Project will begin this weekend in Adelaide’s east, after the contract to build four new tram stops was awarded. This major extension project was awarded to Downer York Joint Venture – a consortia consisting of Downer EDI Works and South Australian company, York Civil. Night works to locate […]

Australian Rail Track Corporation’s new appointment

The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) has made new appointments to a new leadership structure designed to more effectively manage and deliver the Inland Rail project. Neil Burlison has commenced in the role of ARTC General Manager Finance for Inland Rail. Based in the ARTC Brisbane office, the position is responsible for the financial management […]

Carrum and Seaford level crossing removal shortlist announced

The announcement of the shortlisted bidders has marked a new milestone for the first package of works as the Frankston line prepares for eight more level crossings to be removed in Carrum and Seaford. Two consortia, CPB/Aurecon and Lendlease/Acciona/Coleman Rail and WSP, have been shortlisted for the first package of works including: Seaford Road, Seaford […]

International accreditation for Sydney Trains

Sydney Trains has received international accreditation for its asset management system, making it the first public sector organisation in Australia to do so. The country’s busiest rail network with $37 billion of assets has received the ISO 55001 certification, which is the international standard for Asset Management Systems. Executive Director for Engineering and Maintenance, Stewart […]

Contracts awarded for Bendigo and Eaglehawk stations

The Victorian Government has moved forward with the next step of the Bendigo and Eaglehawk station upgrades, with the award of two contracts for the preliminary design of the $15.8 million redevelopments. The Minister for Public Transport and Member for Bendigo East, Jacinta Allan, announced that Arcadis Group has been awarded the contract to undertake […]

Consortium announced for $6 billion Metro Tunnel

The Victorian Government has announced the consortium that has won the contract to design and build Melbourne’s Metro Tunnel, one of the biggest public transport projects ever to be built in Victoria. The Cross Yarra Partnership (CYP) – a consortium led by Lendlease Engineering, John Holland, Bouygues Construction and Capella Capital – has been selected […]

Computer glitch shuts down entire Melbourne rail network

Following a computer glitch that left Melbourne train passengers stranded for over two hours on Thursday 13 July, Metro Trains has promised to conduct a thorough investigation into the incident. The incident occurred during afternoon peak hour and caused further delays throughout Melbourne’s entire transport network, with major roads and tram networks suffering extreme congestion as […]

Gawler rail electrification reaches new tender phase

The South Australian Government is calling for expressions of interest for stage one of the transformation of the Gawler train line – the next phase of the tender process for the electrification project. The electrification of the Gawler Line will deliver faster, safer, more reliable and more comfortable rail services to encourage more people to […]

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