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Boyer Line Upgrade

Project Cost: $1.1 million
Timeframe: October 2011 – April 2012
Funded by: Australian Government (Nation Building)
Works partners: Downer EDI, VEC Engineering

Project Overview: The refurbishment of 13 track kilometres from Boyer to Brighton. Upgrade works included the installation of 1,900 new sleepers and the replacement of life-expired 60lb and 80lb rail with 2,157m of new rail; re-ballasting and tamping works; minor bridge upgrades, drainage and earthworks.

Project Objectives:
• Ensure the continuing commercial viability of the existing service
• Improve the interface with the Transport Hub at Brighton
• Increase operational safety and reliability