First Ever Track Possession in Milestone for Inland Rail Project
Australia: The Inland Rail project, a freight rail link between Brisbane and Melbourne, saw a major milestone on 19 February when it took possession of track for the very first time.
The possession occurred on the Parkes to Narromine section. In particular, the contractor, INLink, took possession of the existing track between Goonumbla and Narwonah. INLink was chosen to construct the Parkes to Narromine section in 2018.
“This is an important milestone.With around 1200km of the Inland Rail project between Melbourne and Brisbane utilising existing track and rail corridors, there will be many more staged possessions as the project progresses to enable workers to carry out construction in the rail corridor safely.“With Inland Rail accelerating in the Central West, it’s great to see 60 workers from INLink already working on the Parkes to Narromine section and the benefits of Inland Rail flowing to the local community.”
Progress on New Track for Inland Rail
- new and rehabilitated track
- concrete sleepers
- crossing loops
- signalling systems
- control systems