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18 Novembre 2020

Australia

PRELIMINARY DESIGN CONTRACT AWARDED FOR SOUTHERN NSW SECTIONS OF INLAND RAIL

The contract to carry out reference design and accompanying primary approvals documentation on two sections of the Inland Rail project has been awarded. WSP Australia will carry out the work on the Albury to Illabo and Stockinbingal to Parkes sections, said project director Melvyn Maylin. “A range of investigations will be delivered under the new contract, including ecological and geotechnical surveying, as well as scrutiny of impacts to cultural heritage, noise, air quality and utilities,” he said. “This is an important step in progressing these two enhancement projects in southern New South Wales.” The two sections have been combined together due to their similarities, reducing time and cost. “The benefits of combining the two Inland Rail projects into the same service provider package is that both sections are enhancement projects in existing rail corridors, rather than new construction,” said Maylin. Work on the two sections with a combined length of 358km largely involves upgrading the current rail line to enable double stacked freight trains to run on the future route. Specific works will include increasing vertical clearances around bridges and new crossing loops. The 37km section of new track from Illabo to Stockinbingal is still in the reference design stage. The two sections have been identified as needing to progress by the NSW The tenders for the first packages of construction work will follow reference design and planning approvals. This is expected in late 2021.  (ICE SYDNEY)


Fonte notizia: Rail Express