5 February 2009
The Federal Minister for Infrastructure, The Hon Anthony Albanese, today
announced to Parliament that work had commenced on the Southern Sydney
Freight Line Project for the Australian Rail Track Corporation.
Gartner Rose is an integral part of this project, contracted to upgrade 10
Stations affected by the new freight line.
Speaking about the Project, the Minister said:
"Today I advised Parliament that construction work has commenced on the
36 km Southern Sydney Freight Line, a project that will help clear the
single largest bottleneck on the interstate rail network.
The $309 million project will create 500 direct jobs and 1,500 indirect
The project is being built and funded by the Commonwealth
Government-owned Australian Rail Track Corporation. It is scheduled to be
completed by early 2010.
Currently, freight trains face frustrating delays on the Sydney network
because of the priority given to passenger trains and because of limited
A dedicated freight line from Macarthur to Chullora will unclog this
bottleneck by providing access to up to five freight trains per hour in
the peak direction and 24-hour access to Port Botany through southern
The construction project will also include:
Improved passenger access at Leumeah, Minto, Cabramatta, Sefton,
Warwick Farm and Casula train stations through facilities such as
lifts, pedestrian overbridges and wheelchair ramps;
$8.7 million towards additional car parking, improved lighting, and
community amenity works along the train corridor; and
$13.5 million for the construction of noise walls along the corridor.
Gartner Rose is delighted to be a part of delivering such an important
infrastructure project for the people of Australia.
For the Ministers full press release please
For more details about the project please click here.