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ARTC awards two contracts for Sydney’s rail freight project

Both projects are expected to provide employment opportunities for more than 620 people. Credits: Australian Rail Track Corporation.

The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) has signed two major contracts for $ 294.27 million (A $ 400 million). Replica of Port Botany Railroad And the Kabra Matta Loop Project.

Construction company John Holland wins a design and construction contract for Botany Rail Duplication, and Fulton Hogan is a contractor for the Cabramatta Loop.

The contract was awarded after comprehensive bidding and evaluation procedures were conducted throughout last year and the first half of this year.

Major construction work on both projects is expected to begin in the first quarter of next year, after the site has been mobilized later this year.

Both projects are provided by ARTC on behalf of the Australian Government.

As part of the Botany Railroad Reproduction Project, a new 2.9 km long line will be added to the current rail corridor to readjust and overhaul the line.

The project will also include new crossovers for trains traveling between the tracks on Millstream, Oriodan Street, Southern Cross Drive and Robay Street and the new railway bridge.

In addition to restoring the existing nearly 550m track, the Kabra Mattaloop project will construct a new 1.65km track section.

The project will also include the construction of two new bridges adjacent to the current railway bridge over Kabra Matta Creek and Sussex Street.

Mark Campbell, CEO of ARTC, said:

“The botanical railroad replica duplicates the remaining 2.9 km section of the single-track line between the mascot and botanical, and the 1.65 km Kabra Matta loop is long enough to pass through the South Sydney freight line in either direction. Allow freight trains up to 1,300m to pass through each. Other. ”

The project is expected to create more than 620 employment opportunities.

Campbell added that the Port Botany Railroad’s auxiliary freight service will carry up to 54 trucks from Sydney’s roads.

March, Completed work by ARTC and John Holland A $ 172.88 million (A $ 235 million) northeastern rail upgrade project.



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