John Holland gets NSW CRN Contract

 
  GrahamH Chief Commissioner

Location: At a terminal on the www.
John Holland gets NSW CRN Contract.

http://www.asx.com.au/asxpdf/20101203/pdf/31vcmyht7xmn1c.pdf


ASX RELEASE
John Holland Preferred Proponent for NSW Country Regional Network
Sydney, 3 December 2010: John Holland has today announced it has been selected as the Preferred Proponent for the management of the Country Regional Network (CRN) by the NSW Government’s Country Rail Infrastructure Authority. John Holland expects revenue of approximately $1.5 billion over the next 10 years under the agreement, which will be concluded on 17 December.
The contract involves the operation, management, maintenance and upgrade of country railway lines across NSW, including 2,700 kilometres of operational freight and passenger lines and 3,100 kilometres of non-operational lines. John Holland will deliver the full scope of railway asset management services under the contract, including network operations, signalling, structures and major periodic maintenance.
John Holland’s Group Managing Director, Glenn Palin, said: “This contract represents a strategic expansion into railway asset maintenance and is the first part of our broader push toward the establishment of a comprehensive transport asset maintenance business across a range of infrastructure and transport classes.”
Executive General Manager of John Holland’s Rail business, Karl Mociak, said: “In addition to being Australia’s largest rail construction contractor, the CRN contract now establishes John Holland as Australia’s largest private railway asset management company.”
He continued, “The further development of our systems and expertise in railway asset management through this contract will provide a foundation on which to broaden our service offering to include train operation and control services, which will be offered to private and public sector clients across Australia and abroad.”
The 10 year CRN contract will commence in the field late in 2011 and will run through 2021. A directly employed John Holland workforce in excess of 400 will be created to deliver the full scope of works.
- ENDS

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  BDA Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney
The other mob must be wearing pursed lips ...
  DrArtherGunzel Junior Train Controller

Location: Marsden NSW
So has ARTC failed and getting the total flick or down rated in NSW
  BFCYU Chief Train Controller

Location: Sydney "Sutherland Shire"
Just wondering if anyone could "please explain" (pardon the pun!)
John Holland taking over CRN from ARTC in NSW.

I thought ARTC was a long/LONG term contract arrangement
(like 99 years or something like that) from CRN (NSW Govt).

Sorry for the ignorance and a few years since I left "the job". Confused
  M636C Minister for Railways

My understanding was that the NSW Government wanted to spend less on track maintenance and have found a contractor who has offered to do so.

So don't expect a lot of track upgrading off the designated main lines (not that anyone expected this anyway...)

M636C
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
Just wondering if anyone could "please explain" (pardon the pun!)
John Holland taking over CRN from ARTC in NSW.

I thought ARTC was a long/LONG term contract arrangement
(like 99 years or something like that) from CRN (NSW Govt).

Sorry for the ignorance and a few years since I left "the job". Confused
"BFCYU"

As posted in other threads. ARTC had a management contract only over the CRN which can be terminated with 12 months notice.
  BFCYU Chief Train Controller

Location: Sydney "Sutherland Shire"
Thank's fella's,
Now I know the understanding what's happening.**

(Did not really dwell into other real ARTC  threads--bingley hall
--I apologise)

The NSW Govt. through CRN must have had a close look at the
ATRC contract--and must have decided to give them the "boot"

Probably save a few $ here and there and also what has happened
to the Victorian main line drainage mess.

Well interesting to see how John Holland goes, after they take over.
Good Luck to 'em.

NB:
** I actually thought it was an act of NSW Parliament to relinquish
the control of NSW rural rail lines (CRN-RIC) to ARTC as a Commonwealth Govt. Corp/agency. (and the 99 year agreement)

http://www.artc.com.au/Content.aspx?p=14
http://www.artc.com.au/Content.aspx?p=112

There could be a few more "fine tuning" if/when change of NSW Govt.
next elections in March 2011, if that is the case to break the contracts.
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
Probably save a few $ here and there and also what has happened
to the Victorian main line drainage mess.

Well interesting to see how John Holland goes, after they take over.
Good Luck to 'em.
"BFCYU"

The move to look for an alternative CRN manager started long before the Victorian saga.

I think you will also find that John Holland played a major in the Victorian 'mess'.
  arctic Deputy Commissioner

Location: Zurich
Is there some confusion creeping in here between the interstate mainlines that ARTC retain control of and the CRN which is "the rest" which JH now have?
  cootanee Chief Commissioner

Location: North of the border!
Is there some confusion creeping in here between the interstate mainlines that ARTC retain control of and the CRN which is "the rest" which JH now have?
"arctic"


Yep – a fair bit of confusion apparent around Railpage the past 6 years.   Bang Head

Sometimes though of putting up a sticky –

101 ARTC in NSW   Wink

Everyone should read  

http://www.artc.com.au/library/agreement_summary.pdf

Should then be clear as...
  cootanee Chief Commissioner

Location: North of the border!
Probably save a few $ here and there and also what has happened
to the Victorian main line drainage mess.

Well interesting to see how John Holland goes, after they take over.
Good Luck to 'em.
"BFCYU"

The move to look for an alternative CRN manager started long before the Victorian saga.

I think you will also find that John Holland played a major in the Victorian 'mess'.
"bingley hall"


Putting the boot into ARTC is all the rage isn't it.

I suspect JH without sufficient goverment funding will be just like ARTC without sufficient government funding except JH will also need to turn a profit to keep its shareholders interested.

Anyway just think. JH may be the way of the future - when ARTC is sold Exclamation

It might put the mudholes business back into perspective.  Rolling Eyes
  arctic Deputy Commissioner

Location: Zurich
NB:
** I actually thought it was an act of NSW Parliament to relinquish
the control of NSW rural rail lines (CRN-RIC) to ARTC as a Commonwealth Govt. Corp/agency. (and the 99 year agreement)

http://www.artc.com.au/Content.aspx?p=14
http://www.artc.com.au/Content.aspx?p=112

There could be a few more "fine tuning" if/when change of NSW Govt.
next elections in March 2011, if that is the case to break the contracts.
"BFCYU"


As noted in above posts ARTC retain control of the mainlines - the "blue bits" in the map from your reference - the "grey bits" within NSW is what they are "giving up":


AIUI these were the only lines ARTC wanted anyway, the CRN was just part of the deal - now ARTC have what they originally wanted. Have a read of their original vision from the same page -  it refers to the "National interstate rail network" - not much room for NSW branch lines (CRN- Country Regional Network) in there.

You can also see this in the documents quoted by Cootanee and from: http://www.artc.com.au/library/IDS-CRN-Ver1.2-25August2004.pdf - its quite clear the CRN was only ever intended to be with ARTC only "initially".

To spin this as an indictment of ARTC is a bit of a stretch IMHO.

cheers
  MD Chief Commissioner

Location: Canbera
The obvious question here that needs asking is why do Railcorp who own the CRN have to get someone else to manage it for them.
Are they incapable of doing it themselves.
  bullring Locomotive Fireman

Where? I did hear Bathurst but now I am hearing Newcastle?
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
Termination date for ARTC's contract is midnight 14 January 2012.
  michinyon Chief Commissioner

Is there really 2700 km of operational lines in the light grey bits on that map ?
  woodford Chief Commissioner

For what it is worth during my reporting of the regauging of the BG line from Seymour to Albury on the Victorian NE to SG thread I had plenty of contact with JH rail and these people do know what they are doing, of course much will depend on if the NSW government wishes for a a group that knows what it is doing and will resource them properly.
  42101 Banned

Location: Banned
Nowt wrong with John Holland i have worked for them and they seem very proffesional.
  cootanee Chief Commissioner

Location: North of the border!
Nowt wrong with John Holland i have worked for them and they seem very proffesional.
"42101"


We have several large contractors in Australia, JH included. Between them they construct almost all infrastructure in the country.

However they will only do what you pay them to do and rightly so.  Exclamation
  denig Station Staff

ASX RELEASE
.....
John Holland has today announced it has been selected as the Preferred Proponent for the management of the Country Regional Network (CRN)......


from the website of Country Rail Infrastructure Authority (CRIA)... http://countryrail.nsw.gov.au/

CRIA is the NSW Government agency which owns the non-metropolitan rail networks in New South Wales, comprising:

   * the Country Regional Network (CRN), owned by CRIA and managed by our contracted rail infrastructure manager, the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC); and

   * the Leased Network (NSW Interstate and Hunter Valley Networks), owned by CRIA and leased to and managed by ARTC.

CRIA’s principal objective is to provide on the CRN safe and reliable passenger and freight services in an efficient, effective and financially responsible manner.

In total, CRIA’s country regional network covers 2,735 route kilometres of operational passenger and freight rail lines and 3,170 route kilometres of non-operational lines.



The Country Regional Network (CRN) is to be managed by John Holland....
no mention of the Leased Network (NSW Interstate and Hunter Valley Networks), leased to and managed by ARTC in the ASX release.

Also the route distances in the ASX release are approximately the same as that in the website for the "country regional network".

So ARTC manages NSW Interstate and Hunter Valley Networks,
John Holland manages the rest of the NSW Country Regional Network, and
RailCorp is responsible for developing and maintaining railway infrastructure in the NSW Metropolitan Network.

Denig
  cootanee Chief Commissioner

Location: North of the border!
...
The Country Regional Network (CRN) is to be managed by John Holland....
no mention of the Leased Network (NSW Interstate and Hunter Valley Networks), leased to and managed by ARTC in the ASX release.

Also the route distances in the ASX release are approximately the same as that in the website for the "country regional network".

So ARTC manages NSW Interstate and Hunter Valley Networks,
John Holland manages the rest of the NSW Country Regional Network, and
RailCorp is responsible for developing and maintaining railway infrastructure in the NSW Metropolitan Network.

Denig
"denig"


Yep – same as when the ARTC NSW lease was signed in 2004 except the CRN now goes to JH and the NSW track owner undergoes another renaming  Rolling Eyes .  

Don’t expect to see the CRN miraculously resurrected.  Wink

Who had funding responsibility for the improvement works (loops extensions etc) that ARTC has been doing on the northern line out of Singleton  Question
Will the program continue under JH  Question
  denig Station Staff

Who had funding responsibility for the improvement works (loops extensions etc) that ARTC has been doing on the northern line out of Singleton?

Will the program continue under JH?

Whats JH got to do with the northern line out of Singleton? The northern line out of Singleton is in the Hunter Valley Network which is still managed by ARTC.

Denig
  bullring Locomotive Fireman

John Holland built the new up relief road from Whittingham to Minimbah. They are a part of the Hunter8 alliance and will be involved with Stage 2
  theanimal Chief Commissioner

I think we need to be mindful that there will be

the John Holland Alliance that manages the CRN

and the John Holland Group out there building things
  cootanee Chief Commissioner

Location: North of the border!
Who had funding responsibility for the improvement works (loops extensions etc) that ARTC has been doing on the northern line out of Singleton?

Will the program continue under JH?

Whats JH got to do with the northern line out of Singleton? The northern line out of Singleton is in the Hunter Valley Network which is still managed by ARTC.

Denig
"denig"


Embarassed

Meant north of Werris Creek - CRN but ARTC pushing (funding?) Gunnedah coal improvements.

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