The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) will start work to re-rail the Southern Highland railway line in NSW as part of its $40 million re-railing investment package.
Around $4 million in work will be delivered on the Southern Highland railway line, with 18kms of new rail installed.
The re-railing work is 100 per cent funded by the ARTC and is part of a major program focused on supporting the reliability of train services between Goulburn and Macarthur (NSW).
The package of re-railing works is largely taking place around Maldon, Tennessee, Mittagong and Bowral as part of a broader maintenance shutdown taking place.
General Manager Asset Management – Interstate, Brian Green, said, “Pleasingly, we have seen positive results due to the re-railing and other work ARTC has already delivered between August and December (2017), but there is more to do.”
The last work program in early December 2017 successfully delivered 17km of re-railing improvements.
Around 49kms of re-railing has been completed as part of the project.