Station Works – Design and Construct
DATE: Jan 2015
LOCATION: Wangaretta and Benalla Stations
Global Rail Australia successfully secured by competitive tender the design and construction of platform upgrade works at both Wangaratta and Benalla stations by V/ Line – the government-owned corporation that operates the regional passenger train and coach services in Victoria, Australia.
Offering an innovative design solution for the works, Global Rail Australia’s proposal, provided V/Line with a cost effective multi-disciplinary solution and a fully managed service that both minimized disruption and reduced the requirement for operational interface at each station. This project to upgrade redundant platforms at Wangaratta and Benalla Stations, was necessitated by the increase in freight and passenger services and allowed these stations to be brought fully back into service.
The scope of the works which included tactile tile installation, augmentation of the existing CCTV and PA systems and associated access works at Wangaratta – including the upgrade of the platform ramp, adjacent landscaping, removal of sleepers, new signage and application of a non-slip coating – allowed Global Rail Australia to supply the full breadth of its in-house services across, M&E, civil engineering and general construction. Operating in a live railway environment, Global Rail Australia – having worked on numerous railway projects – worked under the supervision of a Track Force Co-ordinator and Look-outs throughout the extent of the works.