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    First students complete Inland Rail Skills Academy Foundation Course


    AUSTRALIA: The first students has successfully completed the Inland Rail Skills Academy Foundation Course in Boggabilla, New South Wales. This covered construction skills, literacy, numeracy, financial and digital literacy and career preparation skills. The students can now apply for positions with contractors such as Freight Connect, ...

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    Solar powered signalling installed


    AUSTRALIA: Solar powered signalling has been installed on a passing loop at Coolleearlee in New South Wales on the Narromine to North Star section of the Inland Rail project. A battery back-up can provide for 10 days of operation. Australian Rail Track Corp said solar power ...

  • Inland Rail Gowrie to Kagaru section proposed viaduct

    Regionerate Rail selected to build Gowrie – Kagaru section of Inland Rail corridor


    AUSTRALIA: Australian Rail Track Corp has selected the Regionerate Rail consortium as preferred bidder for a PPP contract to build and maintain the 128 km Gowrie – Kagaru section of the 1 700 km Inland Rail corridor. Regionerate Rail comprises Clough, GS Engineering & Construction, Webuild, ...

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    Inland Rail sleeper contract awarded


    AUSTRALIA: Australian Rail Track Corp has awarded Vossloh’s Austrak subsidiary a A$143m contract to supply a further 1·3 million concrete sleepers for the 1 700 km Inland Rail freight corridor linking Melbourne with Brisbane. The sleepers are to be produced at Austrak’s sites in Rockhampton and ...

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    Opportunities for suppliers as Inland Rail contractor appointed


    AUSTRALIA: Australian Rail Track Corporation has selected the BHQ joint venture of Bielby Holdings, JF Hull Holdings and QH&M Birt as design and construction partner for the Northern Civil Works Programme, covering a 162 km section of the Inland Rail freight corridor in Queensland. This will ...

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    Inland Rail turnout order


    AUSTRALIA: Infrastructure manager ARTC has awarded Vossloh Cogifer Australia a €50m contract to supply turnouts for the Inland Rail freight line project. Deliveries are scheduled to take place over five years starting in March this year. ‘This order is the biggest in the history of Vossloh in ...

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    Dual-gauge freight connection funded


    AUSTRALIA: The federal government and state of Victoria have agreed to fund a dual-gauge connection to the Somerton intermodal terminal in the northern suburbs of Melbourne, as part of a wider strategy to boost rail’s share of the traffic to and from the Port of Melbourne. Originally ...

  • Construction of the 1 700 km Melbourne – Brisbane Inland Rail freight corridor was officially launched in December 2018.

    Inland Rail starts NSW environmental consultation


    AUSTRALIA: National infrastructure manager ARTC has begun public consultation on the Environmental Impact Statement for the longest section of new construction in its 1 700 km Inland Rail corridor. Running for 306 km though the central west region of New South Wales, the Narromine – Narrabri line ...

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    Australian freight link to be upgraded


    AUSTRALIA: The Commonwealth government is to provide A$44·7m for Australian Rail Track Corp to renew 35 km of the Narrabri to Turrawan line between the Hunter Valley Coal Network and the Inland Rail route. Announcing the funding on December 17, Minister for Infrastructure, Transport & Regional Development ...

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    Narrabri – North Star upgrading contract signed


    AUSTRALIA: An A$650m contract for the next phase of the Inland Rail corridor has been signed by Australian Rail Track Corp and the Trans4m Rail joint venture.

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    Inland Rail first phase completed


    AUSTRALIA: Celebrations were held at Peak Hill in the central west of New South Wales on September 15 to mark completion of the first section of the 1 700 km Inland Rail corridor between Melbourne and Brisbane.

  • Construction of the 1 700 km Melbourne – Brisbane Inland Rail freight corridor was officially launched on December 13.

    Sod-turning launches construction of 1 700 km Inland Rail corridor


    AUSTRALIA: Construction of the 1 700 km Melbourne – Brisbane Inland Rail freight corridor was officially launched on December 13 when Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack turned a ceremonial first sod in Parkes, NSW. Scheduled to be completed in 2025, the Inland Rail project includes the construction of 600 km ...

  • Inland Rail CEO Richard Wankmuller was joined for the announcement by Federal Infrastructure Minister Michael McCormack (left) and local MP John McVeigh (right) who serves as Minister for Regional Development. (Photo: ARTC)

    Inland Rail PPP concession launched


    AUSTRALIA: The public-private partnership to build and maintain a key section of the Inland Rail corridor through southern Queensland was launched on October 4, at an event in Toowoomba attended by federal Infrastructure Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack. Australian Rail Track Corp has invited registrations ...

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    Inland Rail consultation starts


    AUSTRALIA: Another milestone for the long-planned Inland Rail corridor was reached on July 19, when the New South Wales state government released the Environmental Impact Statement for the Parkes – Narromine upgrading project in New South Wales. Project promoter ARTC says public consultation on the EIS will run until August ...

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    Inland Rail consultants appointed


    AUSTRALIA: Australian Rail Track Corp has awarded a joint venture of SMEC and Arup the technical and engineering advisory services contract for the Inland Rail project. On April 22 Arup said the joint venture would provide a team of experts which would to ‘significantly bolster’ the resources of ARTC's Inland ...

  • Map of the proposed Melbourne – Brisbane Inland Rail project.

    Inland Rail technical services tender called


    AUSTRALIA: The federal government has called tenders for a contract to provide major technical advisory and engineering services for the proposed Melbourne – Brisbane Inland Rail project, and a briefing session is to be held in Brisbane on November 13. In parallel, Infrastructure Australia is considering the business case to ...

  • Inland Rail would carry 1 800 m long double-stack container trains (Photo: ARTC).

    Inland Rail delivery plan released


    AUSTRALIA: The final report of the Inland Rail implementation group was delivered to the federal government on September 11, along with a business case developed by Australian Rail Track Corp. The delivery plan outlines a 10-year timeframe for developing the proposed 1 700km corridor between Melbourne and Brisbane via Wagga ...