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Albury-Illabo Upgrade Works Contract Awarded To Martinus Rail

The Albury-Illabo Upgrade Works Contract has been officially awarded to Martinus Rail. An official statement reported that onsite works between Parkes and Stockinbingal will begin by late 2023. Thereafter, onsite works between Illabo and Albury will commence by mid-2024.

As a whole, the $403.5 million project contract features a 183-kilometer section of track between Illabo and Albury. Moreover, it also includes the 170-kilometer track between Parkes and Stockinbingal.

The development’s enhancement works will upgrade bridges and station precincts in Wagga Wagga, Albury, and Forbes. Additionally, the project will include track lowering and slews. Alongside a crossing loop at Daroobalgie, in an effort to create width and height clearances needed for double-stacked freight trains.

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The Albury-Illabo Upgrade Works Delivery Date

According to an official statement, the upgrade development works are set for completion by 2027. In total, the Inland Rail features 1,600 kilometers of rail, with the goal of transforming the national freight network. The project also strives to connect Brisbane and Melbourne via regional New South Wales and Victoria. Its construction began in 2018 with the incorporation of consistent community consultation as well as thorough design development. The project’s delivery is by the Australian Government through the Australian Rail Track Corporation

Federal Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, and Local Government noted that the Albury-Illabo Upgrade Works serve to reflect commitment and efforts towards prioritizing significant development projects. Catherine King further said that the Federal Government aims to deliver the inland Rail to the highest quality standards, by 2027.

Katy Gallagher, the Federal Minister for Finance also spoke about the project, stating that it will boost regional communities. In addition to creating several local jobs. Furthermore, the Federal Minister added, the project is immensely supporting Australian companies. Thus far, Katy Gallagher revealed, over $2.7 billion in contracts have been awarded to about 400 businesses and suppliers across Australia. 

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