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Fingal Line Upgrade

Project Cost: $5.7 million
Timeframe: July 2011 – June 2013
Funding source: Australian Government (Nation Building)
Works partners: Downer EDI, VEC,

Overview: The refurbishment of 54 track kilometres from Conara to Fingal. Upgrade works included the installation of 26,257 new sleepers, re-ballasting, tamping and level crossing upgrades.

Project Objectives:
• Continuity of operations across the statewide Tasmanian Rail Network
• Increase in rail usage
• Reduce the number of track closures for maintenance and repair work
• Reduce the risk of derailment