ARTC - 10 years in NSW

  cootanee Chief Commissioner

Location: North of the border!
Reflecting on ten years. Guess it depends on whether you're a glass half full or glass half empty person.

"ARTC Chief Executive Officer John Fullerton said that since the ARTC take-up in 2004, the New South Wales rail network had been significantly upgraded.

"Mainlines are now 100 per cent concrete sleepered, and old signal boxes have been consolidated into two Network Control Centres,” Mr Fullerton said.

• modern computerised CTC signalling has been introduced;
• level crossings have been removed or upgraded;
• drainage and ballast has been improved;
• multiple new passing lanes and crossing loops have been built; and
• massive structures like the Murrumbidgee rail bridge have been renewed, removed or upgraded

Importantly, the Southern Sydney Freight Line is now operational and Sydney’s Metropolitan Freight Network has been integrated into ARTC’s network in line with the lease agreement. As a consequence, rail freight customers now enjoy 24/7, dedicated interstate rail freight access to Port Botany."