SWRL Construction Progress

 
  jcouch Assistant Commissioner

Location: Asleep on a commuter train
Since there's no thread on this yet specifically, may as well get one started Smile

Lots of work around Glenfield. Current state of play:

- Southern flyover has all the concrete girders in place over the tracks. Not yet connected up to either of the approaches

- All the scaffolding under the Glenfield station works are now removed. Almost looks like a real station again Razz

- New set of facing points on the down tracks just before the station. Not connected to anything obviously, but they weren't there last week. Seems to be a lot of sets of points all around the place and guessing that over the next two trackwork weekends there'll be a few more installed.

- Northern flyover work seems to have stopped. Not sure what is going on, but I've been away for just over a month and it looks identical to what it was in early December.

- Hume highway, just south of the Camden Valley Way/M7 intersection has a lot of roadworks happening on both sides and in the median strip. Looks pretty close to the expected path of the line from the public plans. However, it looks like bridge work, not tunneling as the plans indicated. Anyone know if they're related?

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  boxythingy Chief Commissioner

Location: Banned
I'm pretty sure this has to be the third, fourth or possibly fifth thread somehow relating to the SWRL in some shape or form...
  jedimasterc Chief Commissioner

Location: Banned
Since there's no thread on this yet specifically, may as well get one started Smile

Lots of work around Glenfield. Current state of play:

- Southern flyover has all the concrete girders in place over the tracks. Not yet connected up to either of the approaches

- All the scaffolding under the Glenfield station works are now removed. Almost looks like a real station again Razz

- New set of facing points on the down tracks just before the station. Not connected to anything obviously, but they weren't there last week. Seems to be a lot of sets of points all around the place and guessing that over the next two trackwork weekends there'll be a few more installed.

- Northern flyover work seems to have stopped. Not sure what is going on, but I've been away for just over a month and it looks identical to what it was in early December.

- Hume highway, just south of the Camden Valley Way/M7 intersection has a lot of roadworks happening on both sides and in the median strip. Looks pretty close to the expected path of the line from the public plans. However, it looks like bridge work, not tunneling as the plans indicated. Anyone know if they're related?
"jcouch"


they will be tunneling under the m5 and not building a bridge. the road is just barrier'd for ohs reasons
  jcouch Assistant Commissioner

Location: Asleep on a commuter train
I'm pretty sure this has to be the third, fourth or possibly fifth thread somehow relating to the SWRL in some shape or form...
"boxythingy"


Na, it's all been in either the K2RQ or SSFL threads. Last time I did an update in the SSFL thread, someone suggested it was time to break out a new thread specifically for SWRL.

they will be tunneling under the m5 and not building a bridge. the road is just barrier'd for ohs reasons


Given all the lovely new road surface there, are they using a TBM rather than cut & cover? Seems a very short distance to need to construct one just for that.
  boxythingy Chief Commissioner

Location: Banned
I'm pretty sure this has to be the third, fourth or possibly fifth thread somehow relating to the SWRL in some shape or form...
"boxythingy"


Na, it's all been in either the K2RQ or SSFL threads. Last time I did an update in the SSFL thread, someone suggested it was time to break out a new thread specifically for SWRL.
"jcouch"


There is one thread that is dedicated to K2RQ. Not sure about the SSFL, I've never seen it. Is it in the NSW section of the forum?
  arctic Deputy Commissioner

Location: Zurich
I'm pretty sure this has to be the third, fourth or possibly fifth thread somehow relating to the SWRL in some shape or form...
"boxythingy"


Na, it's all been in either the K2RQ or SSFL threads. Last time I did an update in the SSFL thread, someone suggested it was time to break out a new thread specifically for SWRL.
"jcouch"


There is one thread that is dedicated to K2RQ. Not sure about the SSFL, I've never seen it. Is it in the NSW section of the forum?
"boxythingy"


SSFL is in S&I and runs to 20 pages. S&I covers the whole country and in particular those that have more of a wider rather than a local effect. http://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11346996.htm - might be useful to look further affield?
  jedimasterc Chief Commissioner

Location: Banned
I'm pretty sure this has to be the third, fourth or possibly fifth thread somehow relating to the SWRL in some shape or form...
"boxythingy"


Na, it's all been in either the K2RQ or SSFL threads. Last time I did an update in the SSFL thread, someone suggested it was time to break out a new thread specifically for SWRL.

they will be tunneling under the m5 and not building a bridge. the road is just barrier'd for ohs reasons


Given all the lovely new road surface there, are they using a TBM rather than cut & cover? Seems a very short distance to need to construct one just for that.
"jcouch"


don't think it will be a tbm and it won't be cut and cover. it will probably be a concrete insertion type method where they will dig holes down to bedrock and fill with concrete. similar to the method that was used on the bridge over the m5 on the hume at mcgraths holden.

So maybe it will be a bridge but it won't be built the way a traditional bridge is done.
  seb2351 Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney
http://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11356318.htm
http://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11352889.htm
http://www.railpage.com.au/f-p1445765.htm
Three of many threads relating to SWRL, that could have easily been revived to discuss further...
  bowralcommuter Chief Commissioner

Location: Asleep on a Manly Ferry
Perhaps we should sticky any current major rail projects in progress to prevent build up of multiple threads on the same topic?
  R44 Chief Commissioner

Location: Moving paper
Perhaps we should sticky any current major rail projects in progress to prevent build up of multiple threads on the same topic?
"bowralcommuter"


Reporting to bring the idea up to the mods, not to get the post removed 
  cootanee Chief Commissioner

Location: North of the border!
Signalling and Infrastructure...

I like to use it for infrastructure projects of broader significance. 

Things like the SSFL or NSFC whilst in Sydney / NSW are being done to benefit east coast rail freight.
 
  jedimasterc Chief Commissioner

Location: Banned
Signalling and Infrastructure...

I like to use it for infrastructure projects of broader significance. 

Things like the SSFL or NSFC whilst in Sydney / NSW are being done to benefit east coast rail freight.
 
"cootanee"


but if it refers to what is happening in sydney then I believe it is better to stay in the sydney section.

if you put a thread in infrastructure it get's lost and nobody reads that section.
  arctic Deputy Commissioner

Location: Zurich
Signalling and Infrastructure...

I like to use it for infrastructure projects of broader significance. 

Things like the SSFL or NSFC whilst in Sydney / NSW are being done to benefit east coast rail freight.
 
"cootanee"


but if it refers to what is happening in sydney then I believe it is better to stay in the sydney section.

if you put a thread in infrastructure it get's lost and nobody reads that section.
"jedimasterc"



It is not "lost" - lots of reads over there - it is two clicks away. If popularity counts.... the SSFL thread is above 65,000 reads with 139 avg reads per post. This compares well to a lot of the threads in "Sydney Suburban".

cheers
  cootanee Chief Commissioner

Location: North of the border!
Signalling and Infrastructure...

I like to use it for infrastructure projects of broader significance. 

Things like the SSFL or NSFC whilst in Sydney / NSW are being done to benefit east coast rail freight.
 
"cootanee"


but if it refers to what is happening in sydney then I believe it is better to stay in the sydney section.

if you put a thread in infrastructure it get's lost and nobody reads that section.
"jedimasterc"


A bit too parochial.

Leave Sydney for exciting Cityrail stuff. Wink

Big picture projects have somewhere special to 'hide' IdeaQuestion
  boxythingy Chief Commissioner

Location: Banned
All the scaffolding under the Glenfield station works are now removed. Almost looks like a real station again Razz
"jcouch"

Taken on the 13th Jan
  jedimasterc Chief Commissioner

Location: Banned
All the scaffolding under the Glenfield station works are now removed. Almost looks like a real station again Razz
"jcouch"

Taken on the 13th Jan
"boxythingy"


don't you mean the 12th. today is the 13th and this was posted at 2.10 when it is dark.
  jedimasterc Chief Commissioner

Location: Banned
Signalling and Infrastructure...

I like to use it for infrastructure projects of broader significance. 

Things like the SSFL or NSFC whilst in Sydney / NSW are being done to benefit east coast rail freight.
 
"cootanee"


but if it refers to what is happening in sydney then I believe it is better to stay in the sydney section.

if you put a thread in infrastructure it get's lost and nobody reads that section.
"jedimasterc"


A bit too parochial.

Leave Sydney for exciting Cityrail stuff. Wink

Big picture projects have somewhere special to 'hide' IdeaQuestion
"cootanee"


the swrl is cityrail stuff. the ssfl is freight.
  cootanee Chief Commissioner

Location: North of the border!
...
the swrl is cityrail stuff. the ssfl is freight.
"jedimasterc"



...  Yes.
 

        
  jedimasterc Chief Commissioner

Location: Banned
...
the swrl is cityrail stuff. the ssfl is freight.
"jedimasterc"



...  Yes.
 

        
"cootanee"


well you said leave sydney for exciting cityrail stuff and the swrl is exciting cityrail stuff. just trying to unconfuse people about the difference between swrl and ssfl.
  cootanee Chief Commissioner

Location: North of the border!
...
the swrl is cityrail stuff. the ssfl is freight.
"jedimasterc"



...  Yes.
 

        
"cootanee"


well you said leave sydney for exciting cityrail stuff and the swrl is exciting cityrail stuff. just trying to unconfuse people about the difference between swrl and ssfl.
"jedimasterc"



Hopefully railpagers know the difference - at least heard of the Southern Sydney Freight Line given it's been described as the most significant 'national' rail project - but maybe not  Wink 

Who knows, maybe in a few decades Cityrail (whatever it will be called then) grabs the SSFL for its sparkies from the ARTC division of Leighton's.   Twisted Evil

http://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11346996.htm
  jcouch Assistant Commissioner

Location: Asleep on a commuter train
Well, let's drag this back on topic again Smile

Last weekend saw only minor work at Glenfield station. There's new pieces that form the base of a platform extension for platforms 1/2 on the city end. Looks to be adding about 5-6m to the platform there.

Lots of new gantries up for the wiring over the tracks on the city end of the station just near the East Hills line junction. The points sitting on the side of the track last week still haven't been installed, but with another trackwork closure this weekend, I expect that's when they'll be moved in to position.
  boxythingy Chief Commissioner

Location: Banned
Well, let's drag this back on topic again Smile Last weekend saw only minor work at Glenfield station. There's new pieces that form the base of a platform extension for platforms 1/2 on the city end. Looks to be adding about 5-6m to the platform there. Lots of new gantries up for the wiring over the tracks on the city end of the station just near the East Hills line junction. The points sitting on the side of the track last week still haven't been installed, but with another trackwork closure this weekend, I expect that's when they'll be moved in to position.
"jcouch"


Pictures regarding this:
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All the platforms surfaces have been smoothed out.


The middle part of the P1/2 Island Platform is being fixed up:
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  jcouch Assistant Commissioner

Location: Asleep on a commuter train
Not just smoothed out, but they're raising the height of the platform surface. Concrete looks to be a good 200mm thick at least. It's only half done on the P1/2 and they have to open the p1 side back up on monday, so they better get pouring quick over this weekend.  Also noticed that other set of points now have the track moving machines on it and relocated on to the current track that comes from P1. Looks like that will be put in place somewhere this weekend.
  jcouch Assistant Commissioner

Location: Asleep on a commuter train
Weekend shutdown activities has the other half of platform 1/2 completely concreted now. Platform is back open for business.

The new set of points have been installed on the down track as a facing set, out on the existing East Hill section of the line after the point where the two lines currently separate (north of the road bridge just there that goes over the track). Interesting that they've been installed there because the official diagrams shown on the approval did not have a set of points at that place. Instead, the track would be slewed slightly eastwards at around that point, the current set of high speed points removed and replaced with a straight track. The cross to the line that heads north to Liverpool was going to be only after the southern flyover. Now it looks like the down track will have two places to rejoin, so something has changed in the configuration from the public plans. Anyone with ideas?

Edit: Forgot to add that the first sets of girders have been installed on the down part of the southern flyover where the ramp goes up over the other tracks.
  jedimasterc Chief Commissioner

Location: Banned
driving down to campbelltown via the m5, I noticed that  the underpass work seems to be progressing well.

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