Leighton wins $100M Hunter Valley coal train project

Leighton Contractors  has been awarded a $100 million contract to deliver a train support facility at Hexham in the NSW Hunter Valley for rail operator, Aurizon.

The new facility will support operational management of Aurizon’s coal haulage fleet in the Hunter Valley and provide servicing, routine maintenance and provisioning of fuel, water and other supplies. The facility also includes shunting and temporary stabling areas which will alleviate local rail network capacity pressures.

The project involves construction of the train provisioning facility, a combined maintenance building, signalling and power infrastructure, 26 turnouts and 11km of plain line track works.

Leighton Contractors Managing Director, Craig Laslett said: “This project will improve operations and supply chain efficiency for our client and deliver wider benefits across the Hunter Valley coal freight network.

The train provisioning facility and associated track infrastructure is expected to be completed in late 2014. The combined maintenance facility and remaining track work is expected to be complete in March 2015.

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