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Country Rail Network Level Crossings

Working with the Country Rail Network operator to upgrade six level crossings

  • $10M

    Construction Value

  • Wellington and Tamworth, New South Wales

    Wellington and Tamworth, New South Wales

Designing better level crossings to improve safety and accessibility for local communities

Like many country towns, Wellington and Tamworth in New South Wales have a lot of legacy rail safety infrastructure that often finds itself in the need of an upgrade. We are there to help.

The Level Crossing Improvement Program (LCIP) was put in place by Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) to upgrade level crossings across the Country Rail Network (CRN). We were engaged by the contractor responsible for the maintenance and operation of that section of CRN to design upgrades for six level crossings, three in each town. Across the two towns, we created detailed designs for upgraded road crossings, pedestrian crossings, and for closing an unsafe vehicle crossing. The upgrades in Tamworth were in part due to the increased capacity driven by more rail traffic as part of the Tamworth Intermodal freight facility. This included the re-activation of a pre-existing line which needed upgrades to the level crossings.

The design challenges focused on ensuring that the crossings were compliant with all accessibility and disability access standards and had the appropriate drainage system and utility access. With the construction now complete, the crossings now ensure safe access for all members of the community.

At a Glance

Offices
Client
  • Transport for NSW
Partners
  • John Holland Group
Meet Our Team

Sara Belgrove, Business Leader, Community Infrastructure, Northern NSW

The best part of my job is working with others to build their skills and capabilities and create a strong team ethos.
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George Ashworth, Geotechnics Lead, Northern NSW

Each member of the team contributes specific skills and talents—adding their strengths makes the team stronger as a whole.
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Ian Piper, Technical Services Manager, Geotechnical

My real love is the problem solving—based on many years of experience, it never gets old.
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Trent Halvorsen, Structures Lead, Northern NSW

Engineering is like solving a puzzle, at times it can be solved with a robust process while other times you need to think outside the box.
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Sara Belgrove

Business Leader, Community Infrastructure, Northern NSW

George Ashworth

Geotechnics Lead, Northern NSW

Ian Piper

Technical Services Manager, Geotechnical

Trent Halvorsen

Structures Lead, Northern NSW

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