Inland Railway - Construction Phase

 
  james.au Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney, NSW
Time for some celebrations

bevans
This is just rebuilt track - why celebrate this?

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  Lockspike Chief Commissioner

Time for some celebrations
This is just rebuilt track - why celebrate this?
james.au
'Cos it makes them sound like they're doing something when really not much; the plebeians don't know any different.

It's in the same vein as politicians/bureaucrats description of addressing deferred maintenance as an 'upgrade'.
  justapassenger Minister for Railways

Time for some celebrations
This is just rebuilt track - why celebrate this?
'Cos it makes them sound like they're doing something when really not much; the plebeians don't know any different.

It's in the same vein as politicians/bureaucrats description of addressing deferred maintenance as an 'upgrade'.
Lockspike
And of spinning neglected maintenance as “deferred” maintenance.
  james.au Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney, NSW
With the flooding going on on the east coast, can anyone local comment on how the Condamine Floodplain is going?  Im seeing reports in the Goondiwindi Argus (online of course) of flooding at Inglewood and Yelarbon.  How is the rest of the area holding up?
  5915 Chief Commissioner

Condamine flood plain is living up to its name.  While the Condamine is still 24 cm below the Centenary Bridge as of 1520hrs, the highway has been closed as approaches are underwater.  Several other trunk roads are also closed and it is not possible to travel from Toowoomba to Goondiwindi nor Warwick to Goondiwindi necessitating diversion on New England Highway to reach destinations south.  Still a lot of water to come down the Condamine with catchments full (Leslie Dam practically full).

5915
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Seems to suggest there are areas on the inland rail route which would have been flooded if the work had been completed?

https://t.co/3iMtnhmiVm
  Lockspike Chief Commissioner

Seems to suggest there are areas on the inland rail route which would have been flooded if the work had been completed?

https://t.co/3iMtnhmiVm
bevans
Of course the opponents of the proposed Condamine crossing want you to assume so.

I read of someone proposing their proprietary system of continuous culverts for the whole 16km.
  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner

Fresh from finishing the 189km Carmichael Rail Network, Martinus has been awarded a new build contract for 570km of Inland Rail track, including North Star to Gowrie (Toowoomba).

https://roadsonline.com.au/contract-awarded-for-570-km-inland-rail-project-section/
  Nightfire Minister for Railways

Location: Gippsland
Fresh from finishing the 189km Carmichael Rail Network, Martinus has been awarded a new build contract for 570km of Inland Rail track, including North Star to Gowrie (Toowoomba).

https://roadsonline.com.au/contract-awarded-for-570-km-inland-rail-project-section/
Sulla1
At least It's an Australian company and no a company connected to the CCP
  Lockspike Chief Commissioner

Fresh from finishing the 189km Carmichael Rail Network, Martinus has been awarded a new build contract for 570km of Inland Rail track, including North Star to Gowrie (Toowoomba).

https://roadsonline.com.au/contract-awarded-for-570-km-inland-rail-project-section/
Sulla1
Not until I see them seriously into Narromine - Narrabri (or Nth of the border) will I think they are fair dinkum.
  arctic Deputy Commissioner

Location: Zurich
Fresh from finishing the 189km Carmichael Rail Network, Martinus has been awarded a new build contract for 570km of Inland Rail track, including North Star to Gowrie (Toowoomba).

https://roadsonline.com.au/contract-awarded-for-570-km-inland-rail-project-section/
Not until I see them seriously into Narromine - Narrabri (or Nth of the border) will I think they are fair dinkum.
Lockspike
Isn`t Gowrie north of the border?
  speedemon08 Mary

Location: I think by now you should have figured it out
Fresh from finishing the 189km Carmichael Rail Network, Martinus has been awarded a new build contract for 570km of Inland Rail track, including North Star to Gowrie (Toowoomba).

https://roadsonline.com.au/contract-awarded-for-570-km-inland-rail-project-section/
At least It's an Australian company and no a company connected to the CCP
Nightfire
They were the people responsable for the Murray Basin project! Wink
  Lockspike Chief Commissioner

They were the people responsable for the Murray Basin project! Wink
speedemon08
No, the Victorian Government was responsible.

However, the debacle amply demonstrates how even a reputable contractor ought not be left to their own devices.
  cootanee Chief Commissioner

Location: North of the border!
ARTC IR website. Personally I preferred the previous layout and more so the one before that. Why do site developers feel the need to keep dumbing them down or is it change for change sake?
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
I have lost track when is the project now slated for completion ?
  lkernan Chief Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
I have lost track when is the project now slated for completion ?
freightgate
It can't be completed until you find the bits you lost!
  BrentonGolding Chief Commissioner

Location: Maldon Junction
I have lost track when is the project now slated for completion ?
It can't be completed until you find the bits you lost!
lkernan
You've lost your track? Doesn't this belong in a Model Railways thread Laughing
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Business case details starting to emerge and the facts look most interesting.

https://www.railpage.com.au/news/s/study-finds-huge-inland-rail-savings
  Carnot Minister for Railways
  Daryl Junior Train Controller

Location: Carrum Downs
Just examined Illabo and Stockingbingal and nothing started yet.
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
Just examined Illabo and Stockingbingal and nothing started yet.
Daryl

Hardly surprising given that a quick squiz at the Inland Rail website shows that work on this section not due to start until mid-2024.

There is a page for each invidual project area on the Inland Rail website with timelines.
  Carnot Minister for Railways

Inland Rail is reportedly going to terminate at North Star...
  8502 Assistant Commissioner

You have to be joking?

Unfortunately there is a paywall.
  Carnot Minister for Railways

You have to be joking?

Unfortunately there is a paywall.
8502
Yes, sadly behind a paywall.  I'm only going by the headline.

I'm not surprised though.
  8502 Assistant Commissioner

You have to be joking?

Unfortunately there is a paywall.
Yes, sadly behind a paywall.  I'm only going by the headline.

I'm not surprised though.
Carnot

Why not?

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