ARTC Inland Rail Project in Australia: Construction in and around Wangaratta Rail Station to Begin

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As part of the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) Inland Rail project in Australia, the construction in and around the Wangaratta Rail Station is set to begin officially in June 2023.

Currently, at Wangaratta, there are not enough clearances, especially under the two-station footbridges. Therefore, the project strives to facilitate substantial works that will result in the safe passage of double-stacked trains.

Alongside construction partner McConnell Dowell, ARTC will also replace the Docker and Cusack Street footbridges as part of the project. Additionally, the existing track right along the eastern side of the station will be relocated. Moreover, the construction of a pedestrian underpass will be undertaken.

Furthermore, the works in and around Wangaratta Rail Station will build a brand new platform as well as replace the existing Green Street Bridge. 

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The development of the ARTC Inland Rail Project in and around Wangaratta Rail Station, Australia 

Upon official project commencement, the Cusack St bridge is said to be the first that will be removed. However, the new underpass will feature elements of its design and heritage.

Moreover, vegetation clearing will take place to further allow for the pedestrian underpass. Meanwhile, pedestrian access from Cusack Street to Norton Street will experience no form of interruptive interference during construction works. With necessary detours in place, the project has scheduled to close the Green Street bridge for about six months in early 2024 for major development works.

While commenting on the project thus far, ARTC General Manager Victoria and South Australia said that it’ll be exciting to see it launch. Ed Walker also revealed that the development will modernize the station precinct. As a result, it will reflect a space the community can be proud of.

Moreover, during the project’s design stages, accessibility, heritage, and safety were a priority. In addition to connectivity as well as the requirements of environmental approvals.