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Tasmanian Freight Rail Revitalisation Program

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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 senstive 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.

Melba & Main Lines Quick Start Track Works

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Project: Re-sleepering and re-railing of track sections
Contractor: VEC Civil Engineering Pty Ltd
Completion Date: March 2016

Melba & Western Lines Track Works

Project: Re-sleepering and re-railing of track sections
Contractor: VEC Civil Engineering Pty Ltd
Completion Date: June 2017

Works will involve replacement of:

  • Approximately 48,000 sleepers
  • Approximately 30km of rail

Materials will arrive via Burnie Port from late November and will be transported to various sites by Tasmanian Heavy Haulage.

Contractor is supplying own tamper / ballast regulator Timetabled rail traffic will be maintained during the works TasRail will supply all materials, including ballast

Commencement date: Late December 2015

Longford Truss Bridge

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Project: Rehabilitation & strengthening of longford truss bridge
Contractor: Watch this space
Tender in process
Completion Date: June 2016

Culverts Works Package One - South, Western, Fingal & Bell Bay Lines

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Project: Rehabilitation of sixteen culverts
Contractor: Interflow Pty Ltd
Completion Date: June 2016

Coastal Erosion & Landslips

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Project: Monitor sections of the rail corridor which may be subject to failure due to subsidence, slips or erosion.
Consulting Engineers: GHD Pty Ltd
Coastal Erosion Monitoring by: PDA Surveyors

Clarendon Bridge

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Project: Repainting & repair of rail bridge
Contractor: Watch this space
Tender in process
Completion Date: July 2016

Completed Tasmanian Freight Rail Revitalisation Program Projects

Bell Bay Line Culverts

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Project: Re-lining of two culverts KPB 27.35 and KPB 27.70
Contractor: ITS Pipe Tech Pty Ltd
Completion Date: December 2015

Transport of Materials

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Project: Transport 35,000 steel sleepers & 1,500 tonnes of rail from Burnie port to nominated sites on Melba and Western lines (Materials required for melba & western trackworks)
Contractor: Tasmanian heavy haulage
Completion date: December 2015