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October
2018
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Australia/Melbourne

ARTC keen to hear from communities on rail projects

Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) teams want to hear from locals in north east Victoria this week about Inland Rail and the North East Line Upgrade during six community pop up information sessions.

The scope of works for the $235 million North East Line Upgrade has been accepted by the Australian government, and work is scheduled to start next year to upgrade the line to a Victorian Class 2 performance standard.

“Those works will include replacing and adding ballast, mudhole removal, drainage improvements, relocating signalling wires underground, railway bridge replacement and improvement, rail replacement and rejuvenation, and track improvement works at level crossings,” said Brian Green, ARTC’s General Manager of Asset Management.

At the same time Inland Rail in Victoria is preparing for enhancement works along the north east rail corridor to support the running of double stack freight trains as part of the programme building a rail freight link between Melbourne and Brisbane.

“These pop ups allow us share information with communities in northeast Victoria about the works that will be undertaken to support both the passenger and freight changes for the line, when they will be occurring – but more importantly, gain feedback from the community on the projects, listen to their ideas and concerns and answer their questions.”

“We know the community has a strong interest in these rail projects and will be keen to get an update on where we are at, and what it may mean for them. That’s what these sessions are about,” Mr Green said.

More details about the Inland Rail project in Victoria can be found here.

More details on the North East Line Upgrade can be found here.

Session details
Date: Friday, 26 October
Location: Junction Square, 34 Elgin Boulevard Wodonga
Time: 9.00am – 11.00am

Date: Friday, 26 October
Location: Wodonga Railway Station
Time: 12.00 – 2.00pm