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Melba Line and Quick Start Track Replacement

ClientTasRail
Value$2.0M
StateTasmania
CompletedApril 2016

In order to obtain the earliest realisation of infrastructure improvements, the Melba and Main Line project was the first package to be released by TasRail and was also awarded to VEC. Following on from this, VEC were successful in obtaining the $18m Melba and Western Lines project.

The Project

This project included the re-sleepering and re-railing of track sections on the Melba & Main Line for TasRail in Tasmania. The team had to install 10,000 new sleepers and 6kms of rail on the Melba Line (West Coast). These works were predominately the replacement of expired steel sleepers, as well as the installation of new rail. There was some welding and de-stressing of the new works involved.

The rail crew started in Colebrook and worked their way back towards Burnie, where they completed the project in March 2016. The crew worked under live traffic.

The line is used for general freight, so it was important that there were no unnecessary delays caused throughout the construction period.

Head Office

10b Industrial Dr, Ulverstone,
TAS 7315

PO Box 812
Ulverstone, TAS 7315
info@vec.com.au

Phone +61 3 6425 6530
Fax +61 3 6425 6112

Hobart Office

Level 3, 116 Bathurst Street
Hobart, TAS 7000

PO Box 812
Ulverstone, TAS 7315
info@vec.com.au

Phone +61 3 6425 6530
Fax +61 3 6425 6112

Melbourne Office

Level 10, 567 Collins Street, 
Melbourne, VIC 3000

PO Box 812 
Ulverstone, TAS 7315
info@vec.com.au

Phone +61 (03) 9278 5100
Fax +61 3 6425 6112

Queensland Office

2 Burke Street,
Woolloongabba, QLD 4102

PO Box 812 
Ulverstone, TAS 7315
info@vec.com.au

Phone +61 3 6425 6530
Fax +61 3 6425 6112