McConnell Dowell's rail capability is comprehensive. From the provision of maintenance and renewal services for discerning asset owners, to the design and construction of every element of the rail system, McConnell Dowell has the skills and experience to deliver exceptional outcomes.



With access to leading industry equipment such as Hi-Rail Excavators, Hi-Rail Ultrasonic Vehicles, Tampers, Regulators, Flashbutt Welders, Matisa Track and resleepering machines, Speno Rail Grinding Machines, ballast cleaners, locos and wagons, McConnell Dowell is committed to Driving Progress. Always.

Our specialised rail plant is managed and supported by a team of highly mobile, flexible and competent operators, fitters, electricians, supervisors and work crews.

We have an established training regime to guarantee the accreditation and safety of our employees and the local environment and communities in which we work.


Passenger, frieght and light rail asset owners and operators have benefitted from our infrastructure services that include greenfield track enhancements, existing line renewals and upgrades, ballast treatments and sleeper replacement.

We have designed and built complete track systems or worked with our customer's design, managing the procurement and supply of all types of rail, sleepers, fastening and turnouts. Our experience covers all forms of trackwork; from ballasted to non-ballasted, including direct fixation and other slab track and embedded trackforms.

We can also undertake asset maintenance from initial condition assessment and periodic inspection regimes, through to the execution of any required remedial works.

We are experts at managing rail occupations or closures too. Through detailed planning and diligent execution, out skilled teams always ensure the timely completion and safe handback of the renewed asset to train operations.


Successful rail projects demand a broad skillset and McConnell Dowell delivers every time. We apply our broad rail skills throughout all of the phases of a project, from feasibility studies and surveys, through outline and detailed designs to construction, testing and commissioning.

Our strong project engineering, management and planning systems form the backbone of our multi-disciplinary approach. Critical interfaces are integrated, controlled and delivered through experienced project teams. Our integrated approach ensures compatibility of the systems, compliance with the project specification and coordination of delivery.