Botany Rail Duplication on track with upcoming major works

  • ARTC is carrying out major works across five days for the Botany Rail Duplication project
  • Five-day rail shutdown from 2:00pm Friday 25th August until 2:00pm Wednesday 30th August
  • O’Riordan Street will be partially closed to vehicles for the installation of a new bridge deck

The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) continues to make great progress on the Botany Rail Duplication project, with an upcoming five-day period of major works to be carried out by contractor John Holland, including the demolition and installation of a new rail bridge deck at O’Riordan Street.

Works will take place from 2:00pm Friday 25th August until 2:00pm Wednesday 30th August. Freight services will not have access to Port Botany or Cooks River during this period. There will be no impacts to passenger train services.

O’Riordan Street will be closed to vehicles between Robey Street and Joyce Drive from 11:00pm Friday 25th August to 5.00am Monday 28th August to allow for the removal of the existing bridge and installation of a new bridge deck.

During the closure, a Special Event Clearway will be in place on the eastern side of Botany Road (southbound), between Gardeners Road and Wentworth Avenue. Visit for more information, or to plan your trip on public transport.

Other works to be completed around Mascot and Botany during the shutdown include track work, cable relocation, drainage works, and signalling work.

The Australian Government is fully funding ARTC to deliver the $400 million Port Botany Rail Line Duplication and Cabramatta Loop project, which will deliver better access to global export markets via Port Botany, improve freight supply chains across New South Wales and help ease local road congestion.

ARTC Group Executive Major Construction Projects Mike Zambelli said:

“This transformational project will duplicate the remaining 2.9km section of single line track to Port Botany, allowing freight to be moved more efficiently and effectively, and will help meet future demand where the freight task is predicted to increase by 77 per cent by 2036.

“Each extra freight train travelling on the Port Botany Rail Line will take up to 54 trucks off Sydney’s roads and that will be well received by local road users.

“We thank motorists for their patience during this period as ARTC carries out important work to deliver this project and remind those heading to the airport to allow additional travel time.”

Visit the Botany Rail Duplication webpage for more information about the project.


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