TasRail releases tender requests to repair

Two tender requests have been released by TasRail to repair and replace bridges and culverts in the state’s rail network.

The Requests for Tenders are part of the Tasmanian Freight Revitalisation Program, a joint state and federal government infrastructure investment of $119.6 million.

The funding focuses on upgrading Tasmanian Rail Network priority sections over four years to June 30, 2019.

Culvert repairs and replacements are scheduled to start in November.

Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said the investment would further underpin Tasmanian rail’s capacity to deliver freight safely and on time.

Tasmanian Minister for Infrastructure Rene Hidding said strengthening work on TasRail’s most critical bridges would start in January 2018.

The project would include the reconstruction of the Elizabeth Bridge at Campbell Town on the south line, which is expected to start in the Easter 2018 holidays.

Tenderers are required to demonstrate their support of Tasmanian businesses as TasRail applies the State Government’s Buy Local Policy.

Further details are available on the TasRail website.