North Strathfield Rail Underpass
The Northern Sydney Freight Corridor (NSFC) Program is part of the Commonwealth Government’s Nation Building Program. Feasibility studies undertaken for the NSFC program have recommended a staged series of projects along the Main North corridor. Stage 1 of this program of works is scheduled for completion in 2015. The NSFC Stage 1 (NSFC 1) program includes 4 projects including:
- Hexam Passing Loop
- Gosford Passing Loops
- North Strathfield Rail Underpass
- Epping to Thornleigh Third Track
The North Strathfield Rail Underpass project will enable the Up-Freight traffic movements on the Main North line to access the Strathfield Goods Loop by passing under the Main lines via a new dive and tunnel structure, instead of through the current flat junction. This in turn relives on of the most serious bottlenecks for the Freight and Passenger Services on the Main North Line. In addition to the new dive and tunnel structure there will be 3.2km on new track and a complete rebuild on Concord West Station precinct.
TfNSW – Transport Projects Division
TfNSW engaged the NSRU Alliance to design and construct the project works. As an integral part of the NSRU Alliance, Rail Planning Services provides critical live rail interface expertise in one of the busiest rail corridors in the Sydney Metropolitan area. The Rail Planning Services role on the project is to provide technical rail systems and delivery planning advice in the following areas:
- Construction methodologies
- For Construction Design reviews
- Detailed engineering discipline scope definition
- Resolution of technical construction design and live rail interface issues and risks
- Develop, maintain and monitor a detailed construction staging sequence for the works
The NSRU project will be completed in June 2015. The works carried out by Rail Planning Services will assist TfNSW in delivering a valuable piece of transport infrastructure for the people of NSW.
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