ARTC Completes Resleepering on Section of Melbourne to Adelaide Line

ARTC has completed the timber resleepering of a 67 km section of Main line track in Victoria from Dimboola to Murtoa Junction on the Melbourne to Adelaide line.

Around 21,000 new timber sleepers have been installed replacing the same number of life expired timber sleepers in the $2.6 million project which is part of ARTC’s ongoing capital works program for the 07/08 financial year.

“The timber sleeper replacements have enabled the removal of 8.6 kilometres of speed restrictions that had been imposed because of the condition of the track.” ARTC Chief Executive David Marchant said.

“Customers will benefit from these track works between Melbourne to Adelaide with improvement in ride quality and decreases in the risk of damage to freight and delays due to speed restrictions “Mr Marchant said.

The work was delivered by Downer EDI Works, ARTC’s Alliance Maintainer in Victoria.

The works delivered, also included tamping of the 67 kilometres of track which followed immediately behind the resleepering. As well 530 new sleepers were installed in the loops at Dimboola (340) and Horsham (190). In September ballasting of this section of track will be undertaken.

5 September 2007

Contact: David Marchant CEO ARTC 0419 733 201

Prue Regan 02 8259 0716

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