Rail News

Australian Rail Track Corporation Solicits Suppliers for First Section of Inland Rail

The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) is soliciting expressions of interest (EOI) to supply the construction of the Parkes to Narromine section of the Inland Rail project. The deadline for submitting EOIs is 31 August 2018.

Inland Rail
Freight train, New South Wales, Australia © Simon Yeo (licence)

The ARTC and INLink, the project’s preferred construction contractor, are keen to obtain most of the supplies for the section in New South Wales from local companies. More than 400 potential bidders recently attended local briefings in Parkes, Narromine and Dubbo. The services required include earthmoving, drainage, water bore drilling, concrete works, electrical works, transportation and security.

The section is still awaiting project approval but it is hoped that construction will start in September 2018.

Mark Stevens, Senior Project Manager for Australian Rail Track Corporation New South Wales (Inland Rail), said:

“With major construction work in the area due to begin in the coming months, this is an exciting time for numerous local businesses and individuals to take action and be involved in the opportunities available. We expect over 200 people to be employed to construct the Parkes to Narromine section of Inland Rail.”

Companies who do submit bids to work on the Parkes to Narromine section of the line will not be precluded from supplying other sections of the line.

Related Post:  CRRC and Aurizon Sign Contract for 264 Narrow Gauge Coal Hopper Cars

Steve Emery, Project Director for INLink, said:

“We need the right people and businesses to be involved to deliver the work on-time, on-budget and with minimal disruption to the community. To achieve this, we would like to urge as many businesses as possible to take this opportunity to register their interest. It doesn’t matter what sort of services you are able to offer; if you are a company, a partnership or a sole trader, it is crucial that INLink hear from you. The key aim is to maximise participation for local companies, businesses and job seekers in the area, so it is important that we have as much information as possible about the skills and experience available from the local area.”

EOIs should be submitted to Mark Goulevitch, project manager for this section of the line: [email protected] by the deadline. Bidders will be contacted by INLink with a request for pricing (RFP) once their EOI is registered in the project’s procurement system.

Related Post:  United States: Alstom Wins Boston Subway Signalling Contract

Inland Rail is a planned 1,700km line across several states in Australia. The route will transect New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria and connect the ports of Brisbane and Melbourne. The line is designed for freight services but passenger trains might operate on it as well. Construction is to commence in 2018 and the line should be open to freight operators in 2024–25.

Parkes to Narromine is the first section of the line to be constructed. INLink will build 5.3km of new railway and upgrade 98.4km of existing tracks. Inland Rail expects to employ approximately 200 people to build it.

News categories

    08 May 2019
    Noah’s Train Promoting Modal Shift to Rail Reaches Italy
    07 May 2019
    Russia and Azerbaijan: We Will Work together to Develop Eurasian Transport Corridors
    29 Apr 2019
    Industry Insider Week 17 – 8 Must-Read Rail News Stories
    24 Apr 2019
    Germany Launches Rail Freight Noise Monitoring
    23 Apr 2019
    DB Progress on Reducing Rail Freight Noise Pollution
    15 Apr 2019
    Industry Insider Week 15 – 9 Must-Read Rail News Stories
    12 Apr 2019
    DB’s Innovative Freight Car Project a Success
    08 Apr 2019
    Industry Insider Week 14 – 8 Must-Read Rail News Stories
    Subscribe to Railway-News
    Get the latest contract alerts and Railway News emailed directly to your inbox.

    We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriously.

    Please tick to confirm you would like to receive emails we think may be of interest to you. We sometimes tailor the content you see to what we think you'll find interesting, and so monitor your interaction with our website and email content (find out more).