Major Improvements for Freight Rail in Sydney a Step Closer
The AUD 400 million Port Botany Rail Line Duplication and Cabramatta Loop project is moving closer to construction, with the awarding of two major contracts by the Australian Rail Track Corporation. ARTC has announced that John Holland is the successful contractor to design and construct the Botany Rail Duplication, and Fulton Hogan is the successful contractor for the Cabramatta Loop.
The Botany Rail Duplication includes the following key features:
A new 2.9 kilometre track within the existing rail corridor, track realignment and upgrade
New crossovers to allow trains options to move between tracks
Construction of new rail bridges at Mill Stream, Southern Cross Drive, O’Riordan Street and Robey Street.
The Cabramatta Loop includes:
A new 1.65 kilometre section of track
A realignment of 550 metres of existing track
Two new bridge structures next to the existing rail bridges over Sussex Street and Cabramatta Creek
Road works to reconfigure Broomfield Street in Cabramatta.
The awarded contracts follow an intensive tender and evaluation process throughout 2020 and the first part of 2021.
Following site mobilisation in the second half of 2021, major construction works on both the Botany Rail Duplication and Cabramatta Loop are scheduled to commence in the first quarter of 2022.