Works package gets underway on Hunter Valley rail corridor

Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) is rolling out another large package of upgrades in a single possession on the Hunter Valley rail corridor this weekend.

The important package of upgrades will take place from for the 30th to the 31st October and will allow for significant upgrades to take place.

The $2 million upgrades will encompass approximately 16 individual projects during the closedown.

ARTC CEO, David Marchant, explained that this possession was part of ARTC’s strategy to further develop capacity on the Hunter Valley Coal lines.

“This possession is part ARTC’s ongoing strategy to keep ahead of market demand for capacity on the Hunter Valley rail corridor.  It will allow ARTC to implement valuable upgrades and make preparations for major capital works that are planned for the future as part of the ongoing development of the Hunter Valley Rail Corridor,” he said.

Examples of the works being undertaken include:

  • Standard rail and turnout resurfacing;
  • Rail resurfacing;
  • Footbridge demolition and removal (Devonshire St);
  • Ballast cleaning;
  • Signal upgrades and maintenance;
  • Track adjustment.

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