Muswellbrook rail bridges upgrade underway
An AUD 58 million (EUR 34.5 million) project to replace three rail bridges in Muswellbrook in northern New South Wales to ensure safety and reliability of the freight line has begun. The project includes the construction of a new 26 m long rail bridge at Bridge Street and a combined road-rail structure crossing the Muscle Creek and Hunter River.
The upgrades support the ongoing reliability of the Hunter Valley rail network, which is one of the busiest freight rail networks in the country.
More than 250 trains use this critical rail network daily including coal trains, passenger services as well as grain, general intermodal and other bulk freight trains. The project is expected to be completed by mid-2022. (ben)