QLD Government provides upgrades for rail industry
By Russell Burford on 28 June 2018
Announcing $10 million for infrastructure advancement, the Queensland government is investing in the state’s rail industry.
The budget for infrastructure improvements will upgrade the existing facilities to properly accommodate six car trains and ensure the sustainability of rail manufacturing at the Maryborough site.
Among the improvements at Maryborough rail plant will include upgrades to overhead power lines to support six-car static testing, installation of a new section of track to support weighing, levelling and water egrees testing, installation of a new run-around road and an additional spur to ease shunting restrictions and improve stabling capacity, additional cranes and general infrastructures to support the rectification work.
Later this year, the design work is scheduled for completion and this will signal construction timeframes for the rectification works in Maryborough.