Inland Rail Victoria - Early Works

Customer: Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC)

Contract: Design and Early Works

Location: Victoria, Australia


Project Capabilities

Rail Roads & Bridges

Fast Facts

  • Site investigations
  • Detailed designs
  • Early construction works

The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) has engaged McConnell Dowell to complete the first phase of designs and early delivery activities for Inland Rail in Victoria.

Our contract includes design and preparatory works at four sites on the existing North East Rail Line to enable Inland Rail double-stacked freight trains to run between Beveridge and Albury. 

Our work scope for this phase includes site investigations to inform the preliminary and detailed designs for utilities, signaling, track slews and the update of rail structures at the Seymour-Avenel Road bridge in Seymour; Murray Valley Highway in Barnawartha North; Wangaratta Station Precinct in Wangaratta; and Beaconsfield Parade precinct in Glenrowan.

We are also undertaking early delivery activities to get ready for major construction, which includes minor civil works, overhead wiring and signal gantry installation for the sites.

In awarding us this contract, ARTC Inland Rail Interim Chief Executive Rebecca Pickering said...

“We’ve selected McConnell Dowell based on their experience delivering major projects including multi-million dollar rail, bridges, railway stations and roads in Australia, New Zealand and globally.”

As we complete the designs and prepare for major construction, our team is seeking every opportunity to involve local people and businesses in the project, to maximise the economic and social benefits for communities along the route.