SWRL Construction Progress

 
  dreamingofanewjob Beginner

From what I've been aware of and from what we get told, twin track is laid to cabramatta creek bridge, with the exception of Edmondson park stn, from cab creek to Camden valley way it is single track on the down side to allow vehicles to travel between there and cab creek on the up side, ballast still comes in off Jardine drive near cab creek bridge, they'll be laying the rest of the  of the up side to Camden valley in coming days and then continuing to cowpasture rd viaduct. From there they will pack up and lay track from the stabling yard and meet up at cowpasture. Yes they are offloading all the rail here and front end loaders will drag it along the corridor to where need be.

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  ivahri Train Controller

Thanks for the heads up! I've just been up & photographed 8162 still up at the Camden Valley Way bridge. For a local seeing an 81 class (or any train) at Leppington has been so long coming that many doubted it would ever happen. But 2016? What are they going to do for the next 3ish years? This project has to be a long way ahead of schedule.

Cheers


Richard
  maestro Junior Train Controller

Thanks for the details, dreamer. I hope you'll continue to hang around this forum with more updates.

As far as "what will they do for three years"... Maybe they'll be waiting for more rolling stock to be delivered? (I haven't been following that subject, so maybe someone can enlighten me).
  bernerd Junior Train Controller

It's being commissioned in October 14, to be nice and forefront in people's minds for the 2015 state polls.
  maestro Junior Train Controller

It's being commissioned in October 14, to be nice and forefront in people's minds for the 2015 state polls.
bernerd
Sweeeeet. 2 years ahead of schedule.

I am very curious as to your source on this.
  ivahri Train Controller

The other thing I did notice this morning is that the overhead is up now on the future down track through platform 4 from north of Glenfield station to as far as the southern fly over. I wonder if there may be an intention to bring platform 4 in to use before the opening of the SWRL?

Cheers


Richard
  maestro Junior Train Controller

The other thing I did notice this morning is that the overhead is up now on the future down track through platform 4 from north of Glenfield station to as far as the southern fly over. I wonder if there may be an intention to bring platform 4 in to use before the opening of the SWRL?
ivahri
My guess is that the Oct 2013 timetable has already planned all the SWRL services and currently shows them starting/terminating at Glenfield (with the intention of simply extending to Leppington when the line opens). So P1 and P4 would be good candidates for East Hills services, and P2 and P3 would be good for Liverpool services, and there would be no waiting for trains to cross on the level.

If I am right (which isn't guaranteed), then they would start using the platforms and the northern flyover in this way starting from Oct 2013.
  maestro Junior Train Controller

The July construction update is out. There is a photo showing a track tamping machine working in the Rossmore stabling yard. SWRL Current Works

"Skeleton track" laying will finish along the entire corridor in early July (Skeleton track is essentially track without the final layer of ballast and before tamping). Tamping started on 22 May and will be completed to the east of Cowpasture road by mid July and all the way to Glenfield by early November.

Overhead, high voltage, and signalling installation will continue along the entire corridor.

Dickson Rd bridge (the one that was closed in March 2013) will have the deck poured and traffic barriers installed. All other bridges are finished with the exception of Rickard Rd (next to Leppington station) and the new road east of Edmondson Park station which will both have "final works" done in July.

Edmondson Park station will have building walls installed. Leppington station will have lifts installed in July.

Rossmore will have interior works on the facilities building, further track and overhead installation and installation of signalling cabling.

All three electrical substations will have interior work being done on their buildings.

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