An inside look at the Inland Rail Programme : Solving Australia’s Freight Network Challenges through innovative design and developm
For the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC), innovation in design and construction is essential to the $10 billion Inland Rail Project, which is projected to transform the way freight is moved around the eastern Australia.
Set to be completed by the end of 2024, the 1,700km railway line will connect Melbourne and Brisbane, via Regional Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland, helping to remove freight out of the congested Sydney network.
Once completed, Inland Rail will solve challenges currently facing Australian’s freight network such as long transit times, congestion and high supply chain costs.
In this case study, Simon Thomas, Program Director Inland Rail at ARTC explores how the company is using new technology to design and develop the new freight rail line, the strategies they are using to extend the asset lifecycle and the lessons learned from their journey so far.
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