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Rail upgrade to aid Bromelton

Postby aussiept » Wed Dec 17, 2008 11:36 am

Jimboomba Times,
Wednesday, December 17, 2008

THE Federal government will spend $55.8 million on a rail upgrade form acacia ridge to bromelton.

Member for Forde Brett Raguse said he was pleased to see infrastructure in the region receive a boost.

‘The commitment form the federal government means that nation building is high on the agenda’ Mr Raguse said.

‘I have been pushing for big picture infrastructure even before entering politics’
The rail upgrade will start in February 2009 with completion forecast for December 2009

A significant part of the project includes upgrading the present track to dual standard and narrow gauge track; which will allow for passenger services as well as freight trains to utilise the new track.

“This project will allow for Queensland trains, along with national freight trains. To be able to use the track and most importantly allow for passenger trains. This is significant for the potential future growth in the region,” Mr Raguse said.

The project will also include replacing wooden sleepers with concrete sleepers which will reduce transit times and remove speed restrictions which can occur with timber.
Mr Raguse said the improvement would aid efficiency and make the line more productive.
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Re: Rail upgrade to aid Bromelton

Postby Andrew21 » Fri Dec 19, 2008 9:33 am

That is certainly good news. I just hope it doesn't turn out like the Kippa Ring line.
Is that the truth or did you read about it in a Rail Back on Track media release?
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