John Holland Rail is calling for expressions of interest from local suppliers with capability to supply goods and services to the Botany Rail Duplication project.
The project will duplicate the remaining single-track section of Sydney’s Port Botany rail line and deliver a new passing loop on the Southern Sydney freight line.
It is expected to have the capacity to meet predicted growth and support rail services between Port Botany and metropolitan freight intermodal terminals.
With one train moving the same amount of freight as 54 trucks, it will help shift freight from road to rail, leading to reduced truck movements and traffic congestion.
The project aims to:
- ease constraints and boost the capacity of Sydney’s freight rail network to meet existing and future demands
- provide increase operational efficiency, flexibility, and reliability for freight customers
- support current NSW government targets to increase the rail mode share
- help intermodal terminals meet their targeted freight capacity.
The $190M project includes the following works:
- track duplication
- track realignment and upgrading
- new crossovers
- bridge works
- embankment and retaining structures.
There is also ancillary work, such as signaling upgrades, drainage and protecting or relocating utilities.
In May 2018, the Australian Government committed fund to duplicate the remaining section of single line freight track between Mascot and Botany.
Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) is delivering the project on behalf of the Australian Government, with John Holland Rail awarded the design and build contract to design.
For more information, or to submit an expression of interest, go to the Botany Rail Duplication Gateway page.