$60.4M allocated for Griffith to Junee rail line upgrades
By Tom O'Sullivan on 05 June 2018
As part of the Fixing Country Rail initiative, the NSW government has allocated $60.4 million for Griffith to Junee rail line upgrades.
By upgrading parts of the regional rail network – which are constraining effective freight movement – the Fixing Country Rail Program aims to relieve congestion.
The increased axle loads and the upgrade of the 174km track will allow line speeds to increase from 50-80km per hour, cutting down on delivery times and allowing more goods to be transported. The upgrade will also mean 200,000 tonnes of freight will be moved off the region’s road onto rail.
Works on the upgrades will take around a year-and-a-half to complete and expected to start in the coming months.