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 1 km of Moddex Tuffrail industrial handrails were installed alongside the track between stations.
Why was Moddex product selected?
As an experienced and low-risk partner with a history of successful projects in transport infrastructure such as the Abbotts Rd Level Crossing Removal Project, LendLease knew they could trust Moddex to deliver. With a narrow timeframe in which to complete the Rockbank station project, Moddex brought in extra teams to ensure the project was successfully completed within scope, on-time and on-budget. Often being one of the last trades onsite, we’re no stranger to pressure, but we always exceed on our delivery, as our client well knows, thanks to our modular capability.
Products/configurations used on project
- Disability Handrails Assistrail AR10, AR20, AR150
- Industrial Handrails Tuffrail TR20, TR25