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Western Junction to Burnie Track Upgrade

Project Cost: $30.2 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 Western Junction to Burnie including resleepering, re-railing, drainage, bridge replacements,
earthworks and level crossing upgrades.

Project Objectives:
• Reduce transit times
• Removal of track speed restrictions
• Improve drainage to increase the operational life of track infrastructure
• Increase operational safety and reliability
• Improve track stability
• Reduce risk of derailment