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Hobart to Western Junction Track Upgrade

Project Cost: $20.3 million
Timeframe: May 2010 – June 2013
Funding source: Australian Government (Nation Building)
Works partners: VEC, Digga, Gradco, Downer EDI, Queensland Rail, Abbi Group

Overview: Refurbishment of prioritised sections of the network from Hobart to Western Junction, including re-sleepering, rerailing, drainage, earthworks and level crossing upgrades.

Project Objectives:
• Reduce transit times for intermodal services on the Brighton to Burnie intermodal services
• Improve drainage to increase the operational life of track infrastructure
• Increase operational safety and reliability
• Improve track safety and stability
• Reduce the risk of derailment