The Australian and Tasmanian Governments are co-investing a total of $119.6 million of Infrastructure Investment Funding in the Tasmanian Freight Rail Revitalisation Program (TFRRP) that will see priority sections of the Tasmanian Rail Network upgraded over the four years to 30 June 2019.
The investment will enable TasRail to further improve the performance of its fit for purpose rail network.
Under the TFRRP, a series of tenders will be progressively released to the market for re-sleepering and re-railing works, minor drainage works, replacement or rehabilitation of selected culverts and selected rail bridges. As tenders are released they are advertised in Tasmanian newspapers and on the TasRail's website.
These upgrades, combined with TasRail's focus on customer service, operational efficiencies and innovation, means that customers now have a real choice of mode for non-time sensitive and bulk freight needs.
This is good news for users of the Tasmanian Freight System as increased competition means greater efficiencies and lower prices. It's also good news for the Tasmanian community as more freight on rail means less heavy vehicles on roads – and that saves taxpayers about $26 million per year in avoided road maintenance costs, avoided road accident and pollution costs, and operating efficiencies for industry and commerce.
Click the buttons below to read about current and completed works packages being delivered under this Infrastructure Investment Program (IIP).