Dallas, TX /PRNewswire/ - Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE : JEC ), in a joint venture with GHD, has been appointed by the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) to deliver a feasibility study and environmental impact assessment for a 300-kilometer-long greenfield section of the multi-billion dollar Inland Rail Program in New South Wales (NSW), Australia.
The scope of the Narromine to Narrabri (N2N) project involves the delivery of further engineering design and environmental investigations to determine the preferred route for the 40- to 60-meter-wide rail corridor.
"Inland Rail will connect farms, mines, cities and ports to global markets, providing significant supply chain benefits," said Jacobs Buildings, Infrastructure and Advanced Facilities Senior Vice President and General Manager Patrick Hill. "In addition, it will reduce transit times and complete one of the missing freight rail links between Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane, and we will leverage our extensive background in rail and transportation to help make it happen."
N2N is one of 13 projects that completes the Inland Rail Program, and the 300km of new track makes it the longest distance project within Inland Rail. It will involve seven passing loops, four road-over-rail graded separations and three rail-over-rail graded separations, 17 rail underbridges, four kilometers of viaduct, a number of level crossings and more than 320 utility crossings.
"This important feasibility design work will give us critical information in terms of engineering, environmental, traffic flows, socio-economic impacts and benefits and other areas of interest," said Inland Rail Chief Executive Officer Richard Wankmuller. "It will lay the groundwork for the detailed design for this section and help identify how we can adjust to address community concerns."
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