The rail industry is pleased to see the next phase of the Inland Rail Project is going ahead with 200,000 concrete sleepers being produced at the Rocla’s Braemar concrete sleeper plant in Mittagong.

“This is exciting news for the rail industry, to see sleepers coming off the production line in Mittagong, embarking on a Pacific National freight train once a week where 9,000 sleepers will be delivered to Peak Hill as part of 200,000 concrete sleepers that will make the Parkes to Narromine section of the Inland Rail project. The sleepers will then be accompanied by tracks made in Whyalla,” said Danny Broad, CEO, ARA.

“This is truly a nation-building project, happening day-by-day in our regions and across Australia, building one of our nation’s largest rail freight projects.

“The Inland Rail project will provide great benefits to our nation, including creating up to 16,000 new jobs at its peak, reducing freight transit times between Melbourne and Brisbane to 24 hours, reducing carbon emissions by 750,000 tonnes and improving the supply chain by reducing transport costs.

“The ARA is committed to the Inland Rail Project and are working with the Australian Logistics Council, with support from the ARTC and Parkes Shire in delivering the Inland Rail Conference on 18 and 19 July,” Danny Broad concluded.

Further information regarding the Inland Rail Conference is available here.