Works on Parkes to Narromine section of Inland Rail underway
By Emma Corke on 17 December 2018
INLink, a joint venture between BMD Constructions and Fulton Hogan is set to deliver the construction on the first section of the 1,700-kilometre Inland Rail, the Parkes to Narromine (P2N) section of the Inland Rail in New South Wales.
The joint venture will be upgrading approximately 98.4 kilometres of the existing rail track and deliver 5.3 kilometres of new rail track. Upgrade works include replacing existing sleepers and track with concrete sleepers and new steel tracks, realigning the track to minimise tight curves, raising the level of the rail formation or supportive foundations of the track and replacing and upgrading culverts.
In addition, there will be crossing loops at locations as well as works on level crossings, signalling and communication, signage, fencing and service and utilities along the route. The Inland Rail project aims to connect rural and regional Australia to millions of customers at home and overseas through key domestic and rapidly expanding international markets, supporting 16,000 direct and indirect jobs.
The P2N section is just one of the 13 projects that will complete the Inland Rail – a rail line that will run between Melbourne and Brisbane, passing through regional Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.
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