Global Rail Australia’s Track Division Completes 2000m Track Renovation Project for V/Line
Global Rail Australia has successfully completed a significant track project for customer V/Line by removing mud spots on the Craigieburn – Kilmore East regional line. The works were in a remote area and were completed in a live operational environment, under the full supervision of the Global Rail Australia Track Engineering team.
The comprehensive scope of works to the Up Line included the following track deliverables:
- unclipping existing sleepers
- timber sleeper replacements
- mud spots removals
- laying of new ballast
- installation of new LPC sleepers
- formation of the access track
In support of the scope, Global Rail Australia’s team created a detailed staging program and procurement plan, which were instrumental in supporting project delivery, which were also fully coordinated with activities from V/Line.
Alternative methodologies were also created by Global Rail Australia to minimize the disruption to live operations, allowing potential for delays to be eradicated by mobilizing additional crews to finish the tasks.
Works were undertaken without any incidents, accidents or technical issues and having commenced in March 2020 were successfully completed in 12 days – meeting the occupation requirements of V/Line.
Richard Needham, Global Rail Australia’s Track Division Manager added:
“This successful, fast-track project included a very well-planned program of track construction activities, which were expertly delivered, and is testament to the resilience and capabilities of the Track Construction team.”