Posted by: Erin Shilton June 26, 2017

Abergeldie delivered a package of works for ARTC across a number of track recon sites throughout the Hunter Valley. Scope involved the removal, reconditioning and replacement of existing rail track on the Ulan Line and Main North Line during rail possessions. Track was subsequently tamped utilising track resurfacing machines and welded. Total length of track work completed was 700 metres across 6 possessions. Packages were completed at Bengalla, Coggan Creek, Sandy Hollow, Scone and Wilpinjong.

Works were completed around the clock, with teams of over 100 personnel onsite during the possessions. Work locations were constrained by tight access.

Posted by: Erin Shilton March 17, 2017

Part of the Transport Access Program, this is a design and construct project to improve access for customers and deliver modern and secure transport infrastructure.

The scope of work includes construction of three lift wells and installation of passenger lifts, a new electrical substation, electrical conduit connections beneath the rail corridor, upgrades to stairs, ramps and subways, signage, lighting, new rain shelters and amenities on all four platforms.

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Some works on the station platforms, at the station entrance and in the pedestrian tunnels beneath the tracks are being carried out while the station remains open to the public. These elements are being carefully staged to minimise disruption and maintain public safety.

The electrical demand of the new lifts requires a new substation, with conduit connections installed by directional drilling, passing under the rail tracks.

Other works, such as excavation and piling for construction of the lift wells, can only be carried out during weekend rail possession periods within strictly pre-determined time windows.  Programming of works during possession periods has been planned in hour by hour detail, with two shift teams working around the clock.

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