Contractor named for eight sites

Inland Rail has awarded the contract to complete early commencement works for the project’s  remaining sites in Victoria.

John Holland has been engaged to do the early commencement works and early delivery activities for eight sites for the Beveridge to Albury (B2A) Tranche 2.

The contract includes design and preparatory works  for new bridges, track lowers and station modifications at Benalla, Euroa, Wandong, Hume Freeway – Tallarook and Seymour, and three sites in Broadford.

These sites are on the existing North East Rail Line and when the project is completed will allow for the safe passage of double-stacked freight trains.

Ed Walker, Inland Rail’s Program Delivery Director B2A said, “we’ve selected John Holland bases on their experience delivering major civil and rail projects including Inland Rail Narrabri to North Star Phase 1 last year and the North East Rail Line Upgrade (NERL) in 2021.

He added that the company is also responsible for delivering Melbourne’s Metro Tunnel Project and Sydney Metro.

John Holland says it will now conduct site investigations and progress design work at each of the sites.

Appointment of a construction partner for the remaining sites in Victoria sees Inland Rail on schedule to commenced construction in early 2025. The project is expected to be complete in 2027.

Inland Rail is Australia’s largest infrastructure project.

Image source: ARTC via John Holland

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