SMEC Australia Pty Ltd has been awarded the tender to develop a concept design for the Cowra Lines to establish if reactivation is feasible.
A passing loop being constructed at Maryvale will help ease congestion on the railway between Orange and Dubbo.
Reinstatement of the West Tamworth to Westdale section of the Barraba Branch is well under way with the first of four new bridges in place.
Design and planning work will begin on the intermediate passing loop (Junee to Griffith line) at Coolamon as part of Fixing Country Rail.
Trackwork begins on the Junee to Griffith line which will allow for 25 TAL (tonne axle load) trains.
Work has been completed on a rail crossing loop at Mount Murray to improve traffic movements on the line.
A new 1300m rail siding at Coonamble South will deliver a major improvement to rail efficiency and open in time for the 2020/1 grain season.
There will be further examination into the potential reactivation of the Cowra Lines.
An upgrade of the Tamworth Intermodal Rail Line is on target for delivery with the NSW Government announcing $28 million for the project.
Fast-tracked planning assessments will enable construction on the Botany Rail Duplication and Cabramatta Loop Project to begin within months
Work has commenced on the Mount Murray Loop Extension to accommodate kilometre long trains as part of the Fixing Country Rail program.
Limited passenger and freight train services will resume along the Blue Mountains Line between Mount Victoria and Lithgow next week.
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