Ballarat Line Upgrade

The $1.75 billion Regional Rail Revival program – a joint initiative of the Australian and Victorian governments – includes upgrading every regional passenger train line in Victoria. The recently completed Ballarat Line Upgrade was designed to deliver much-needed extra services for growing communities along the line, creating the infrastructure for extra peak and off-peak rail services to accommodate Melbourne’s outer west and Ballarat.

As part of the Ballarat Line Upgrade, Moddex was contracted to provide handrails and balustrades for 3 new-build stations – Rockbank, Bacchus Marsh and Cobblebank – and for level crossing replacements, pedestrian overpasses and underpasses. We created custom designed kit-form modular systems using components from our Moddex Assistrail ranges. Over 1km of Moddex Tuffrail industrial handrails were installed alongside the track between stations.


Moddex superior engineering design and modular flexibility

The scope of the project involved complex design issues including the need for new handrail to fit around existing custom balustrade systems. Working closely with the client, we secured the relevant data and our engineering and design teams provided hole centres, post heights, testing and pre-engineering information to show clearly how the Moddex system would work on their new structure. From here, we engineered the perfect customised modular handrail system to suit all 3 stations, creating a stylish, modern and long-lasting finish. Our client received everything perfectly cut to length, in kit-form, and chose to employ the Moddex teams to install and complete the job.

By choosing Moddex, you’re investing in the ultimate modular flexibility to accommodate every project need, however complex. With different needs across different sites, we were able to provide the modular kits or individual components as and when they were needed. Our install teams were always available to jump in at a moment’s notice – often the case at the end of a project, where timelines are tight and extreme flexibility is required.

“Quick and easy construction and replacement as required on an elevated rail structure is paramount and the no-weld solution Moddex provide fits the brief perfectly. The lightweight aluminium solution has enhanced productivities during construction phase considerably.”

Contract Administrator, Lendlease

Unique Moddex pre-engineered designs

By using a lightweight modular aluminium wall mount bracket, a product unique to Moddex, we were able to overcome the added complication of providing a bracket to fit the thinner balustrade posts. In fact, Moddex was the only provider able to solve this problem.

Lightweight, strong, durable and with a modern, stylish architectural form, the aluminium modular wall mount bracket is just one of many unique Moddex pre-engineered design innovations to work around any obstacle, however complex. As we like to say at Moddex, everything fits™.


Why choose Moddex?

With 100% tested and fully-compliant systems made from the highest-quality raw materials, As a Moddex client, you’ll benefit from:

  • Flexible, smart-thinking engineering and design covering a wide range of Moddex modular pre-engineered components
  • Complete delivery in kit form with all necessary pre-cut components and easy to follow installation drawings
  • No welding – so no hot-works license and no site disruption saving time and money
  • Quick install turnaround times so less time onsite
  • Faster, cleaner and unobtrusive installations – really valuable when deadlines are looming
  • 100% compliance-tested for complete peace of mind when it comes to safety, security and durability
  • Highest-quality raw materials in all modular components and systems. On this project, we used G380 lightweight and super-tough aluminium across the board, creating the lowest lifetime cost of ownership.

Get in touch with us here to find out how Moddex custom design can help you achieve the ultimate in handrails and balustrades. At Moddex, everything fits™